Expansion of meaning
Extension of meaning is a technical term from linguistics and describes a type of meaning change . In principle, there are two possible cases: Words are given an additional meaning or the meaning they have becomes less specific.
Extension of meaning in language contact
This often happens with etymologically related words in two languages. The closer the languages are related to each other, the more common hereditary vocabulary they have.
- Claudia Maria Riehl: Language contact research. An introduction. 2nd, revised edition. Narr, Tübingen 2009, ISBN 978-3-8233-6469-6 , pp. 97-98.