Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2019)

The Syllabic Morphemization and Semantic Change of “Di” in the “Taxi (Di Shi)”

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Li Ren
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Li Ren
Available Online 14 February 2020.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.191217.180How to use a DOI?
Keywords
taxi (Di Shi), new words, transliteration words, morphemization, semantic change
Abstract
A series of new words and phrases, such as “Da Di”, “Mian Di”, “Mo Di”, “Di Ge”, “Di Jie”, etc., are constructed by “Di” in the “taxi (Di Shi)”. They are the result of syntactic word formation, mainly by analogy and influence of the abbreviative mechanism. In the process of continuous generation of new words and phrases, the semantic change of “Di” in “Taxi (Di Shi)” has changed from meaningless syllables to meaningful morphemes, indicating “rental cars” and “operating vehicles”. The two meanings are the relationship between the upper and lower positions.
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AU  - Li Ren
PY  - 2020
DA  - 2020/02/14
TI  - The Syllabic Morphemization and Semantic Change of “Di” in the “Taxi (Di Shi)”
BT  - 6th International Conference on Education, Language, Art and Inter-cultural Communication (ICELAIC 2019)
PB  - Atlantis Press
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EP  - 507
SN  - 2352-5398
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