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Cracking the colour code: A case study of red


Molnar, Draženka
Cracking the colour code: A case study of red // Jezikoslovlje, 14 (2013), 2-3; 363-383 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


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Naslov
Cracking the colour code: A case study of red

Autori
Molnar, Draženka

Izvornik
Jezikoslovlje (1331-7202) 14 (2013), 2-3; 363-383

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
colour term red ; conceptual metonymy and metaphor ; polysemy ; meaning extensions ; radial network ; prototype-based categorisation ; cross-linguistic corpus analysis

Sažetak
For both physiological and psychological reasons the colour red is one of the most salient and semantically productive basic colours for human beings. Due to its stability over time, it has received a prominent status among speakers of different language communities. The present paper demonstrates a parallel semasiological analysis of linguistic expressions containing the colour term red in English and Croatian. Contrastive analysis of online corpora seeks to give insights into contextual samples and numerous meaning extensions in both languages under study. In line with Rosch’s prototype theory (1973, 1975) and Lakoff’s model of radial networks (1987), the extensions of the polysemous category RED are presented as networks of related senses emanat-ing from the prototypical core. Available empirical data in the colour domain clearly suggest that there are both universal and language/culture-specific fac-ets of colour terms. The aim of the paper is therefore twofold. Firstly, it has been argued that fairly universal natural prototypes, such as blood and fire, motivate the conceptualizations underlying non-central readings in both lan-guages (Wierzbicka 1990 ; Verosub 1994). Secondly, the analysis attempts to confirm the crucial role of two cognitive mechanisms – metaphor and meton-ymy – in such a lexical creation. Special attention is paid to identification of metonymic types as construal of human thought, where we expect to find some cross-linguistic commonalities. The entrenchment of senses, on the other hand, might point to language/culture-specific variations. Therefore, it has been argued that the underlying cognitive mechanisms can only partly ac-count for the wealth of the figurative expressions across languages. In order to describe how conventional figurative units really function, we suggest a rather dynamic meaning construal involving both knowledge of the language and relevant cultural factors.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove:
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek

Profili:

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Poveznice na cjeloviti tekst rada:

hrcak.srce.hr

Citiraj ovu publikaciju:

Molnar, Draženka
Cracking the colour code: A case study of red // Jezikoslovlje, 14 (2013), 2-3; 363-383 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Molnar, D. (2013) Cracking the colour code: A case study of red. Jezikoslovlje, 14 (2-3), 363-383.
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@article{article, author = {Molnar, D.}, year = {2013}, pages = {363-383}, keywords = {colour term red, conceptual metonymy and metaphor, polysemy, meaning extensions, radial network, prototype-based categorisation, cross-linguistic corpus analysis}, journal = {Jezikoslovlje}, volume = {14}, number = {2-3}, issn = {1331-7202}, title = {Cracking the colour code: A case study of red}, keyword = {colour term red, conceptual metonymy and metaphor, polysemy, meaning extensions, radial network, prototype-based categorisation, cross-linguistic corpus analysis} }

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  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Scopus





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