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Функции на перифразите (върху материал от български и полски език)
Functions of paraphrases (on Bulgarian and Polish material)

Author(s): Vitka Deleva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«

Summary/Abstract: The present paper discusses the functions of periphrasis as a linguistic unit denoting an extralinguistic entity. It describes the usage of periphrases in the language practice on the basis of examples from Bulgarian and Polish. The periphrases reflect a way of viewing the world by the user of a given language. The analysis shows the substitution of a descriptive phrase for a proper name used by the speaker as a specific speech strategy to achieve the communicative and expressive goals.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-15
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Bulgarian