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Author Norrick, Neal R

Title How proverbs mean : semantic studies in English proverbs / by Neal R. Norrick
Published Berlin ; New York : Mouton, ©1985


Description 1 online resource (xi, 213 pages)
Series Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 27
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 27.
Contents Preface; Chapter 1 Introduction; 1.1 Aim and focus; 1.2 Why study proverbs?; 1.3 The corpus; 1.4 Organization; Chapter 2 Proverbs in texts and interactions; 2.0 Introduction; 2.1 How proverbs mean in texts; 2.2 How proverbs mean in interactions; 2.3 Summary; Chapter 3 Defining the proverb; 3.0 Introduction; 3.1 Traditional proverb definitions; 3.2 Structural proverb definitions; 3.3 Supercultural versus ethnographic genre; 3.4 Definition via feature matrix; 3.5 A linguistically founded proverb definition; Chapter 4 Literal proverb meaning; 4.0 Introduction
4.1 Why literal readings for proverbs?4.2 Ungrammatical proverbs; 4.3 Summary; Chapter 5 Figurative proverb meaning; 5.0 Introduction; 5.1 Research on proverbial figures; 5.2 Synecdochic proverbs; 5.3 Metaphoric proverbs; 5.4 Metonymic proverbs; 5.5 Hyperbolic proverbs; 5.6 Paradoxical proverbs; 5.7 Conclusions; Chapter 6 The proverb inventory; 6.0 Introduction; 6.1 Inventory entries; 6.2 Relations between entries; Chapter 7 Conclusions and directions for research; Appendix A: The annotated F-Corpus; Appendix B: Proverbs in four Shakespearian plays; Bibliography; General Index
Analysis Grossbritannien / O.c. Literatur, Literaturgeschichte
Bibliography Includes bibliographical referencesy (pages 203-210) and index
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Subject Proverbs, English -- History and criticism
Proverbs -- History and criticism.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
Proverbs, English
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783110881974