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On Zoosemy, Foodsemy and Plantosemy: A Cognitive Approach to Selected Terms of Endearment

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dc.contributor.author Grząśko, Agnieszka
dc.date.accessioned 2018-03-13T08:42:24Z
dc.date.available 2018-03-13T08:42:24Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Studia Anglica Resoviensia T. 14 (2017), s. 29–43 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 1641-7666
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.ur.edu.pl/handle/item/3379
dc.description.abstract Regardless of time and place people express their emotions in a number of different and – sometimes – strange ways. Endearments originate from our creativity, therefore the number of ways we have of addressing each other in an endearing way seems to be unlimited. We may come across similar or even identical endearments in many languages, but there are a lot of peculiar local- and culture-specific terms. On the one hand, new terms constantly extend the lexicon; on the other, a number of endearments fall into oblivion and become archaisms, because they have undergone the process of meaning amelioration or pejoration. Still, the vast majority of people tend to employ traditional and typical pet names in intimate contexts. In this paper we shall discuss the semantic development of English terms of endearment which are – by and large – employed to woo a partner and we shall focus on the role of the cognitive mechanisms in the changes of their meaning. In particular, we shall concentrate on the importance of such mechanisms as zoosemy, foodsemy and plantosemy. pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.language.iso eng pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Międzynarodowe *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ *
dc.subject endearments pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject cognitive approach pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject foodsemy pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject plantosemy pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject zoosemy pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title On Zoosemy, Foodsemy and Plantosemy: A Cognitive Approach to Selected Terms of Endearment pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/sar.2017.14.3
dc.identifier.eissn 1898-8709


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