Semantic change in William Shakespeare: a case study from sonnet 130

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dc.contributor Facultad de Filosofia y Letras es_ES
dc.contributor.advisor Guzmán González, Trinidad Galán da Costa, Ana Lis
dc.contributor.other Filologia Inglesa es_ES 2016-02-23 2018-05-24T14:04:27Z 2018-05-24T14:04:27Z 2018-05-24 2016-04-22
dc.description.abstract This dissertation focuses in semantic change in the English language as particularised in a selection of words from Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare: wire, rare, reek and mistress. The reasons why this topic has been selected are the need to raise an awareness of the changing nature of the meaning of words and, through the knowledge of the semantic change in these words, to allow a better understanding of Shakespeare’s sonnets –thus providing evidence of the need of sound rigorous philological work in the edition of works from earlier periods. An introduction containing the theoretical framework about semantic change and about the relevant linguistic period (Early Modern English, EModE, henceforth) is followed by an account and discussion of main facts concerning Shakespeare’s life, works and language, with particular attention to the sonnets. The textual work consists of research into authoritative reference (etymological) works in order to outline the various semantic changes undergone by the above-mentioned words. These changes have been traced back as early in time as necessary, on the one hand, while, on the other, their semantic histories from Shakespeare’s time till Present-Day English have also been described. The TFG is closed by an analysis of the main tendencies detected and by the general conclusions es_ES
dc.language spa es_ES
dc.relation Grado en Filología Moderna es_ES
dc.subject Lengua inglesa es_ES
dc.subject Lingüística es_ES
dc.subject.other Semántica es_ES
dc.subject.other Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 es_ES
dc.title Semantic change in William Shakespeare: a case study from sonnet 130 es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis es_ES

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