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Metonymic coding of linguistic action in English, Croatian and Hungarian


Brdar, Mario; Brdar-Szabó, Rita
Metonymic coding of linguistic action in English, Croatian and Hungarian // Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing (Pragmatics and Beyond / Panther, Klaus-Uwe ; Thornburg, Linda L. (ur.).
Amsterdam - Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2003. str. 241-266


Naslov
Metonymic coding of linguistic action in English, Croatian and Hungarian

Autori
Brdar, Mario ; Brdar-Szabó, Rita

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

Knjiga
Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing (Pragmatics and Beyond

Urednik/ci
Panther, Klaus-Uwe ; Thornburg, Linda L.

Izdavač
John Benjamins

Grad
Amsterdam - Philadelphia

Godina
2003

Raspon stranica
241-266

ISBN
90 272 5355 2

Ključne riječi
Metonymy, inference, cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, typology, linguistic action, typology of metonymies

Sažetak
The present paper is a detailed study of English sentences like The President was clear on the matter and their equivalents in Croatian and Hungarian. What is peculiar about the verbal locution to be clear on some matter is that it is conventionally used to refer to a speech act ('to speak clearly on some matter') where the speech act itself is not explicitly coded in the expression but conventionally evoked via a metonymy MANNER (or LINGUISTIC ACTION) FOR LINGUISTIC ACTION. The degree of conventionalization of this metonymy varies from a strongly implicated but still cancelable target meaning to complete lexicalization that defies defeasibility. Brdar and Brdar-Szabó demonstrate that this predicational metonymy is much more constrained in Croatian and Hungarian than in English. Both Croatian and Hungarian are more likely to explicitly cod the linguistic action itself. The authors see a more general typological ten- dency for these languages to avoid predicational metonymies, whereas referential metonymies of the type Beijing's difficulties in Tibet are also systematically exploitable in Croatian and Hungarian. It is suggested that there may exist an implicational relationship between referential and predicational metonymies: Languages that systematically exploit predicational metonymies will also make extensive use of referential metonymies ; some languages will be largely restricted to referential metonymies.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
0122001

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Mario Brdar, (126035)