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Funkcja metafory w rekonstrukcji językowego obrazu świata na przykładzie metaforyki w języku winiarzy
The function of metaphor in the reconstruction of the linguistic worldview on the example of the use of metaphors in the language of vintners

Author(s): Magdalena Zawisławska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper is to present metaphor as the central component which permits reconstruction of the linguistic worldview. Metaphors used in texts dedicated to wine descriptions are analysed as the example material. The object of the analysis is both conventionalised metaphors (tasting terms), e.g. angular, soft, long (wine), and more creative metaphors, used in wine reviews. The analysis of the material shows that there are examples of wine reification, animation and personification in the wine lexis. The description of the use of metaphors in the language of vintners proves that there are linguistic worldviews rather than one LWV, common to all users of Polish. Metaphor depicts the LWV that is up-to-date and living, unlike grammatical and etymological data.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 79-88
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Polish