ERIC Number: ED371623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
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The Semantic Adaptation of Turkish Loanwords in Cypriot-Greek.
Pavlou, Pavlos Y.
This paper examines the Turkish origins of a number of Cypriot-Greek words, explaining how some of these words have undergone a semantic shift. Words of Turkish origin can be divided into three classes: (1) culturally borrowed, those words that introduced a new concept into Cypriot-Greek and have no purely Greek equivalent; (2) doublets, those words that are used in Cypriot-Greek as synonyms for Greek words; and (3) those words that have undergone a change in definition, usually narrowing the meaning of the original Turkish word or changing it altogether. The origin of the semantic shift of a number of words are explored. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Cyprus; Synonyms
Note: Paper presented at the International Conference on Greek Linguistics (1st, Reading, United Kingdom, September 1993).