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International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics

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Methoden historischer Semantik am Beispiel Max Webers – Teil 1

Methods of Historical Semantics on the Example of Max Weber – Part 1

Jochen A. Bär
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Published Online: 2014-11-07 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/glot-2014-0018


The paper discusses methods of historical semantics (word semantics and conceptual semantics). The example of Max Weber's concept ‹Geist› will show means by which the linguistic description of complex semantic phenomena (transcending the level of single words) can be captured and described. Based on the original works of Max Weber, the concept ‹Geist› will be approached in three steps: investigation of the single word (the lexeme) Geist, investigation of the word formation field {geist} and investigation of the lexical field Geist (the latter, for reasons of size, must be limited to several examples). A summary of the results and an outlook on possible extensions of the question will conclude the contribution.

Keywords: lexicography; historical semantics; concept; Max Weber; lexical field; qualitative corpus analysis

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Published Online: 2014-11-07

Published in Print: 2014-11-01

Citation Information: Glottotheory, ISSN (Online) 2196-6907, ISSN (Print) 1337-7892, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/glot-2014-0018.

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