Social Changes Manifested in the Diachronic Changes of Reform-Related Chinese Near Synonyms

Longxing Li, Vincent Xian Wang, Chu Ren Huang

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Abstract

This paper examines several reform-related Chinese near synonyms in the thousand-year long history of China, comparing them in both diachronic and synchronic dimensions. Through the enquiries of word frequency and usages in diachronic Chinese corpora and historical Chinese language databases, the results reveal the interplay between social realities and language use. This study is an initial effort to relating a number of socially and historically significant synonymous words to the thousand-year long history of China through corpus linguistic enquiry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Lexical Semantics - 22nd Workshop, CLSW 2021, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMinghui Dong, Yanhui Gu, Jia-Fei Hong
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages184-193
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783031065460
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event22nd Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2021 - Nanjing, China
Duration: 15 May 202116 May 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13250 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference22nd Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2021
Country/TerritoryChina
CityNanjing
Period15/05/2116/05/21

Keywords

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Gaige
  • Near synonyms
  • Reform
  • Social change

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