On the Role of Analogy Mechanism in Meaning Evolution of Chinese New Words


The development of economy, the emergence of new things, and the change of traditional ideas have brought modern Chinese thousands upon thousands of new words, which are accordingly followed by constantly new meaning. Among the new words created by analogy, the common righteousness will change under the influence of whole semantic structure and different seme combinations. However, partial variation would gradually become stable and then progress into fresh sense owing to the frequent use of analogies in word-formation. Therefore, the text will be developed from the meaning influenced by analogy mechanism and the analysis of emotion.

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Tongxuan, J. (2015) On the Role of Analogy Mechanism in Meaning Evolution of Chinese New Words. Chinese Studies, 4, 89-94. doi: 10.4236/chnstd.2015.43014.

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