ERIC Number: ED353796
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Knowledge of Idiomaticity: Evidence from Idiom Calquing and Folk Literalization.
Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, v15 n1 p29-41 1990
To the synchronic linguistic analyst, an idiom is, by nature, semantically noncompositional. However, the language-user-in-culture may know (among other things) how the association between the non-literal and the literal meanings of an idiom is culturally motivated. This paper looks at such cultural knowledge of idiomaticity, with evidence for "Idiom Calquing"--the literal borrowing of idioms across languages, and "Folk Literalization"--the re-creation of literal meanings for idioms. (Contains 22 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Note: For serial issue in which this paper appears, see FL 020 565.