PAREMIOLOGICAL ANTONYMY IN ROMANIAN AND RUSSIAN: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS Cover Image

PAREMIOLOGICAL ANTONYMY IN ROMANIAN AND RUSSIAN: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS
PAREMIOLOGICAL ANTONYMY IN ROMANIAN AND RUSSIAN: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Author(s): Daniela Gheltofan
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Politehnica
Keywords: paremiological antonymy, inter- and intra-paremiological antonyms, contrasting paremiological meaning

Summary/Abstract: A proverb involves a set of operations that make it a linguistic and a cognitive, ontological, cultural and pragmatic phenomenon. In a discourse, proverbs and sayings function as verbal stereotypes: they are “ready-made” discourse units that reproduce, depending on the emitter’s intention and on the link with the message communicated. There are antonymic structures at paremiological level; thus, we identified different implicit and explicit proverbial contrasting structures that we gathered under the label “paremiological antonyms” (PrmA); we then distinguished two main types of PrmA: inter-paremiological antonyms and intra-paremiological antonyms. We exemplified on a Russian and Romanian corpus. PrmA are the most vivid example of the (co)existence of antonyms proper and occasional at phrase, contextual level.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 8
  • Page Range: 71-81
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English