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Context-mediated meaning actualisation of phraseological unit

Author(s): Anna Krzyżanowska
Subject(s): Lexis, Semantics, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej
Keywords: updating; context; coherence; metaphor; polysemy; ambiguity;

Summary/Abstract: The article aims to show the role of the context and the situation of speaking (communication situation) in the process of updating the meaning of phraseological units (fixed expressions). It has been observed that in communication, disambiguation usually takes place by means of context. On the other hand, it turned out that the context itself can be a source of ambiguity. The results obtained in this short study seem to confirm the claim that the update is essentially a modal process, and the semantic coherence results from the interweaving of language, pragmatic, socio-cultural and cognitive constraints.

  • Issue Year: 42/2018
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 81-92
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: French