Conceptual And Semantic Properties Of Colour Names Kara And Siyah In Turkish Cover Image

Kara Ve Siyah Renk Adlarının Türkçedeki Kavram Ve Anlam Boyutu Üzerine
Conceptual And Semantic Properties Of Colour Names Kara And Siyah In Turkish

Author(s): Nesrin Bayraktar
Subject(s): Language studies, Education, Foreign languages learning, Semantics, Turkish language
Published by: Ankara Üniversitesi TÖMER
Keywords: colour names; black; semantic field; conceptual field; synonymy;

Summary/Abstract: In this study; ‘siyah’ and ‘kara’, the two words used in Turkish for the colour name black, have been investigated, in order to determine their synonymy relationship, for their distinctive conceptual and semantic fields. The study endeavoured to illustrate the extent to which the semantic fields of these two colour names signifying the same colour would overlap. To do this, names, coined in conjunction with ‘siyah’ and ‘kara’, for animals, plants, medical issues, diseases, articles, natural events, food, chemical issues, games, onomastics, concrete nouns, metonomical uses, proverbs, expressions, and duplications have been compiled and tallied. It has been illustrated that these two colour names are not true synonyms and their semantic and conceptual properties overlap solely when signifying the colour concept.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 126
  • Page Range: 56-76
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Turkish