|Десèн и дизайн
|Year of Publication
|Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics
|Contrastive Studies; Съпоставителни изследвания, Contrastive studies
The article presents а contrastive synchronic-diachronic analysis of the loanwords десèн and дизайн in Bulgarian, borrowed from French and English, whose respective source-words are dessin and design. It traces the semantic development of their common etymon in Italian, French and English. The specific nature of the semantic changes of each loanword is considered in connection with the semantic conditions offered by each receptor language.