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ALL OR NOTHING: A SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF HYPERBOLE

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dc.contributor.author Cano Mora, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-01T12:29:38Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-01T12:29:38Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.issn 1886-2438
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/10645
dc.description.abstract [EN] This paper focuses on hyperbole, a long neglected form of non-literal language despite its pervasivenessin everyday speech. It addresses the production process of exaggeration, since a crucial limitation infigurative language theories is the production and usage of figures of speech, probably due to the intensiveresearch effort on their comprehension. The aim is to analyse hyperbole from a semantic perspective in orderto devise a semasiological taxonomy which enables us to understand the nature and uses of the trope. Inorder to analyse and classify hyperbolic items a corpus of naturally occurring conversations extracted fromthe British National Corpus was examined. The results suggest that the evaluative and quantitative dimensionsare key, defining features which often co-occur and should therefore be present in any definition of thisfigure of speech. A remarkable preference for negative affect, auxesis and absolute terms when engaging inhyperbole is also observed. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas
dc.rights Reconocimiento - No comercial (by-nc) es_ES
dc.subject Figurative language es_ES
dc.subject Hyperbole es_ES
dc.subject Semantic field es_ES
dc.subject Corpus analysis es_ES
dc.title ALL OR NOTHING: A SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF HYPERBOLE es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.date.updated 2011-04-01T11:48:32Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.4995/rlyla.2009.731
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Cano Mora, L. (2009). ALL OR NOTHING: A SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF HYPERBOLE. Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas. 4:25-35. doi:10.4995/rlyla.2009.731 es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://doi.org/10.4995/rlyla.2009.731
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 25
dc.description.upvformatpfin 35
dc.description.volume 4
dc.identifier.eissn 1886-6298 es_ES


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