The conceptual and semantic shift of "noble" and its synonyms as a case of semiosis

Tatiana Komova, Anastasia Sharapkova
2017 Lege Artis. Language yesterday, today, tomorrow  
The paper explores the interrelation between the socially biased phenomena, affecting the conceptual domain of "knighthood" in the XIII-XV centuries. Nobility and knighthood as interrelated conceptual entities became increasingly complicated, due to cultural semiosis, which brought about drastic conceptual and semantic changes in the adjectives under scrutiny: worthy, noble, gentle. The analysis of corpus and lexicographic material as well as romances of the period demonstrated that conceptual
more » ... hanges became the major triggers for the large-scale semantic changes within the category.
doi:10.1515/lart-2017-0014 fatcat:lsqiargcvfecdk6iyzqz6emhru