International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Semantic Conversion between Musical Terms and Common Terms
JingfangWu, Shaojun Wang

Like other terms for special use, musical terms is a language symbol in the professional field with its distinctive meaning. But some of them actually come from common words. On the other hand, with the progress of society and the improvement of cultural communication, musical terms have also come into the common use. This interconversion features the semantic change between common terms and musical terms, including lexical transfer, lexical derivation, lexical narrowing, metaphor and adding denotation orattitude. The semantic change may result from the need for social change, people's language usage and cognitive habits.

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