Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Figurative expressions in the slovenian linguistic atlas

Danila Zuljan Kumar

Resum


Expressions compiled in the Slovenian! Linguistic! Atlas, significantly differ on several levels: phonologically, morphologically, motivationally as well as in the word formation process. The most interesting expressions from the semantic and motivational point of view are the ones formed by the semantic change. This paper presents three types of expressions created by the semantic change, which are most frequently recorded in the Slovenian! Linguistic! Atlas. These are metonymic, metaphorical and hyperbolic expressions. The last part of the paper emphasises the questions of rare presumably metonymic expressions where it is unclear whether they are a result of a semantic change, or an error.

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