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mehrabi M, Zaker A. Semantic Change and Cultural Conceptualization of body-part dast "hand" in Persian, as used in the first part of compound nouns in Cognitive –Cultural Framework. LRR 2016; 7 (5) :225-253
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1- Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Ayatolla Borujerdi university, Borujerd, Lorestan, Iran
2- Assistant Professor of linguistics at the University of Ayatollah Boroujerdi, Boroujerd, Lorestan, Iran
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The body-part term dast ‘hand’ is investigated in this article as used in the first part of 160 Farsi compound nouns. The questions are: How is the semantic change pattern of hand used in Persian compound nouns? Also how the collective mind and social/ cultural memory of Persian linguistic society can be accounted for and compared with Chinese and English? The aim is investigation of semantic change  or even meaning proliferation pattern of hand in compounding so that the analysis of differences and variations can be explained by the cultural differences in a way that non linguistic(cognitive- cultural) explanations are used to explain language variations. The method used here is a corpus-dictionary investigation based on SOKHAN in a cultural linguistics framework. As for findings the results show that conceptualization differences do have cultural explanations. Here, the innovation is that of the investigation of the semantic change of this body term as used in compound contexts based on an objective way, considering word frequency,and representing cultural explanations finally. As for the results and achievements: cultural analysis of  differences and similarities of Farsi, Chinese, and English, meaning changing illustration, introducing a new way of  vocabulary learning based on cactus model by the use of contrastive semantic and cultural psychology. Here, the critical point of view is that it is necessary to study semantic change pattern in compound contexts.  
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Article Type: Research Paper | Subject: Sense
Published: 2016/11/21

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