Thinking linguistically about keywords: Polysemy, semantic change and divergent identities

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In this paper, keywords are investigated linguistically by examining the nature of their various meanings and their place within a model of semantic change. From a linguistic perspective, the general use of the term polysemy in the discourse on keywords is contentious; I argue that keywords tend to be more vague than polysemic. I apply specific linguistic… (More)

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@inproceedings{MEHL2013ThinkingLA, title={Thinking linguistically about keywords: Polysemy, semantic change and divergent identities}, author={SETH MEHL and Raymond Williams}, year={2013} }