A Study of «Attributive Ethnonyms» in the History of English with Special Reference to «Foodsemy»

A Study of «Attributive Ethnonyms» in the History of English with Special Reference to «Foodsemy»

The author studies ethnic stereotypes in the history of English from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. He views an ethnic stereotype as an idealised cognitive model (ICM) which consists of a cluster of metonymic submodels (such as BODY, CUISINE, NAME, etc.). Each submodel may trigger the formation of an attributive ethnonym, which ascribes some attribute to the target group. While such terms are mostly derogatory, context plays a crucial role in their perception.… (more)

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Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

Collection: Studies in Linguistics, Anglophone Literatures and Cultures

Parent ISBN: 9783631665633

Language: English


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