C04: Conceptual shifts: their role in historical semantics
French words from linguistics and physics are classified according to types of lexical development. The semantic development of each word is then decomposed into phases of change and the separate meanings are modeled with the help of frames so that regularities of conceptual shifts can be identified and inventoried. Those words which stem from sensory-motor verbs will we grouped according to types of movements in search of recurrent development patterns from concrete and to abstract meanings. A set of German non-lexicalized ung-nominalizations will be established and tested for non-action readings in a meaning change simulation.