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Before I start speaking, I would like to say something: Malapropisms
Before I start speaking, I would like to say something: Malapropisms

Author(s): Nelly Tincheva
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: malapropisms; tipology; pragmatics; cognitive motivation; acceptability; scale; humoure scale;

Summary/Abstract: The paper aims to draw attention to and discuss the ’underrated’ phenomenon of malapropisms. It offers two perspectives on them – a linguistic/pragmatic approach and a cognitive one – and argues in favour of the cognitive viewpoint. The results and conclusions draw on an extensive corpus of malapropisms in English and Bulgarian.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 47-62
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English