Compound words and phrases meaning ʻcatʼ in the European languages and their dialects Cover Image

Сложни думи и словосъчетания със значение ʻкоткаʼ в европейските езици и техните диалекти
Compound words and phrases meaning ʻcatʼ in the European languages and their dialects

Author(s): Iliyana Garavalova
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Geography, Regional studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Lexis, Historical Linguistics, Comparative Linguistics, Descriptive linguistics, Finno-Ugrian studies, Western Slavic Languages, Eastern Slavic Languages, South Slavic Languages, Baltic Languages, Philology
Published by: Институт за български език „Проф. Любомир Андрейчин“, Българска академия на науките
Keywords: dialectology; linguistic geography; dialect lexicology; word combinations; compound words
Summary/Abstract: The article is the result of the study on the upcoming linguo-geographic description of the names for the domestic cat, Felis domestica, in the European Linguistic Atlas, which was assigned to the Bulgarian Linguistic Commission. The aim of this scientific work is to present the variety of compound words and word combinations with the semantics of ʻcatʼ characteristic of the European languages and their dialects, in order to highlight some interesting trends shared not only by closely related but also by unrelated languages. I present a classification of the analyzed type of names, which is the result of tracing the semantic basis of their origin, as well as the etymology of the words and an analysis of their formal paradigms. In addition, parallels are drawn between the names for a cat and other objects from reality

  • Page Range: 165-173
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2023
  • Language: Slovak, English, Bulgarian, Romanian, French, Croatian, Russian, Czech, Polish, Slovenian, German, Serbian, Old Slavonic, Norwegian, Old Bulgarian
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