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Vafaie A A, Qasim Mohammad F. Semantic Transformation of Arabic Loanwords of KALILA WA DEMNA. CLRJ 2015; 3 (1) :223-246
URL: http://clrj.modares.ac.ir/article-12-4016-en.html
1- Professor of Persian Language and Literature, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran
2- M.A. in Comparative Literature, Allameh Tabatabai University, Tehran, Iran
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One of the language changes that occur at the level of words is the semantic change. The purpose of semantic transformation is transforming the first meaning while maintaining the appearance of the words. Loanwords are one of the breeding grounds in semantic transformation. What is discussed in the article is the semantic transformation of Arabic loanwords of KALILA WA DEMNA. For this purpose, initially we raised the linguists view of how semantic changes are happen. Then the semantic changes of Arabic loanwords of KALILA WA DEMNA based on these principles have been studied. This study is a longitudinal study that compares the semantic transformation of Arabic loanwords in Persian language in the sixth century (A.H.) with the previous centuries. Because this study examined the Arabic loanwords in Persian language, we can place it in the field of comparative literature. The purpose of this study is to investigate how the evolution of Persian language happens under Arabic influence over time.   
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Received: 2014/01/22 | Accepted: 2014/06/25 | Published: 2015/03/21

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