Evaluating Semantic Shifts: The Case of Indo-European *(s)meuk- and Indo-Iranian *mu -1

@inproceedings{Joseph2001EvaluatingSS,
  title={Evaluating Semantic Shifts: The Case of Indo-European *(s)meuk- and Indo-Iranian *mu -1},
  author={Brian D. Joseph and Catherine S. Karnitis},
  year={2001}
}
Progress towards a general theory of semantic change has always been slow, and thus an independent characterization of what constitutes a “natural” semantic change has proven somewhat elusive. It is not clear, for instance, if there is a well-enough articulated theory of lexical semantics to allow for conclusions about changes in the signified associated… CONTINUE READING