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From ‘Deviate’ to ‘Obedient’: a Diachronic Study on the Semantic Change of the Auto-antonym Guai in Chinese
Guai (乖) is one of the auto-antonyms in Chinese. It has gone through a reverse semantic change from ‘deviant’ to ‘obedient’. The current research conducts a diachronic study on the semantic change of guai from Zhou dynasty ...