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Figurative meanings on the lexical levels of phonic and signed languages: A (nearly) perfect fit
Figurative meanings on the lexical levels of phonic and signed languages: A (nearly) perfect fit

Author(s): Krzysztof Kosecki
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: articulation; metaphor; metaphtonymy; metonymy; sign; signed languages; source domain;vehicle;
Summary/Abstract: The paper assumes the cognitive linguistic perspective and illustrates patterns of similarity in the expression of figurative meanings on the lexical levels of phonic and signed languages. Major types of metaphors, metonymies, and some forms of metaphor-metonymy interaction are present in both these systems of communication. While in phonic languages the source domains of metaphors and the vehicles of metonymies usually operate on the level of words or expressions, their signed counterparts can be traced only to selected articulation parameters of individual signs. In spite of this fundamental structural difference, figurative meanings in the languages of the deaf are as pervasive as in phonic communication.

  • Page Range: 125-143
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English