On Invectives in Natural Language: A Panchronic Study of English Synonyms of ‘Skinny’/‘Fatty’

On Invectives in Natural Language: A Panchronic Study of English Synonyms of ‘Skinny’/‘Fatty’

The author researches selected synonyms of ‘skinny’ and ‘fatty’ in the history of the English language from the perspective of cognitive linguistics. The method employed in grouping the analytical material has been dictated by the nature of the processes of semantic change. The author subdivided the quantum of the analysed lexical items into the following type-groups: zoosemy (animal metaphor), foodsemy (food metaphor), plantosemy (plant metaphor), metonymy,… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 12, 2016)

Collection: Studies in Linguistics, Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

Parent ISBN: 9783631666449

Language: English


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