Regularities in the Semantic Development of the Proto-Indo-European Stems Denoting Light (Germanic and Slavonic Aspect)

  • I.O. Pryshchepchuk
Keywords: Indo-European protostem, continuant, semantic model, chronological period

Abstract

The article deals with the elaboration of the semantic schemes of the English and Ukrainian reflexes which continue the development of the Proto-Indo-European stems denoting light. The elaborated models are subjected to a contrastive analysis and an attempt to define the chronological periods when the semantic deviation of the Germanic and Slavonic reflexes took place. The schemes in which the meaning of light is preserved as well as those where the original meaning of the protostem is lost are analyzed. A special attention is drawn to the allomorphic semantic transformations realized by the continuants in the aforementioned languages.

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Published
2016-03-30
How to Cite
Pryshchepchuk, I. (2016, March 30). Regularities in the Semantic Development of the Proto-Indo-European Stems Denoting Light (Germanic and Slavonic Aspect). Scientific Journal of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University. Series 9. Current Trends in Language Development, (14), 179-189. Retrieved from https://sjnpu.com.ua/index.php/journal/article/view/58