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Metaforyczne wyrażanie talentu i geniuszu w języku polskim i rosyjskim
Metaphorical Expression of Talent and Genius in Polish and Russian Languages

Author(s): Małgorzata Borek
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: metaphorical constructions; spatial metaphors
Summary/Abstract: Talent and genius are special kinds of human capabilities. The following article presents the linguistic picture of talent and genius based on selected metaphors in the Polish and Russian languages. The examples for analysis were excerpted from literary works, national corpora of Polish and Russian, and websites. The metaphors of talent are found to be more varied. Among the metaphors of genius, spatial metaphors oriented „upward” prevail. When comparing Polish and Russian metaphors of talent and genius, more similarities than differences are noticed, unlike in the non-metaphorical constructions.

  • Page Range: 21-33
  • Page Count: 13
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish