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ERIC Number: EJ1127487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
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ISSN: EISSN-2203-4714
On (De) Personification in Prophet Muhammad's Tradition
El-Sharif, Ahmad
Advances in Language and Literary Studies, v6 n6 p153-164 Dec 2015
In this paper, I discuss the themes of personification and de-personification in the Prophet Muhammad's Tradition from a cognitive linguistic viewpoint. Instances of personification and de- personification in Prophet Muhammad's Tradition are analysed following approaches of conceptual metaphor theory and critical metaphor analysis. The analysis reveals that the two linguistic phenomena are eminent in the language of the Prophet Muhammad. Personification, for instance, is frequently used for ontological purposes to portray and conceptualise non-human entities such as abstract concepts, body parts, and human deeds. De-personification, on the other hand, is used to evoke more prevalent ideological implication whereby people are classified into a hierarchical scale according to the degree of their faith and the nature of their deeds and behaviours.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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