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Metaphorical Euphemistic Expressions of Heaven and Hell in Middle English with Special Reference to the “Canterbury Tales”

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Show simple item record Wawrzyniak, Agnieszka 2018-03-13T11:07:23Z 2018-03-13T11:07:23Z 2017
dc.identifier.citation Studia Anglica Resoviensia T. 14 (2017), s. 185–196 pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.issn 1641-7666
dc.description.abstract The paper presents an analysis of various kinds of circuitous metaphorical expressions related to deities and devils in Middle English with special reference to “The Canterbury Tales”. In other words, the subject of the study will be taboo areas and euphemistic expressions that pertained to God, Saints, angels, Heaven, but also to their opposites, namely to devils and Hell. The paper will approach in detail the lexemes from various categories that contributed to the emergence of new, indirect expressions, such as LIGHT, DARKNESS, DARK PLACES, PLACES, ANIMALS, and TITLES. One of the analyzed categories will be the category of LIGHT. The words that will be viewed as the building blocks for the range of euphemisms will be light, bright and fair. The paper will show that the lexemes from the category of LIGHT created euphemisms for the divinity, as well as oxymora for the imminent evil. The euphemistic expressions associated with LIGHT will be also discussed in detail with regard to their metaphorical status. Moreover, the aim of the analytical part will be also to focus on a variety of euphemisms, the detailed cognitive study of the metaphorical concepts that constituted euphemisms, as well as on the beliefs that constituted the foundation for the emergence of such indirect expressions. 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 *
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dc.subject metaphor pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject euphemism pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject taboo pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.subject concept pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.title Metaphorical Euphemistic Expressions of Heaven and Hell in Middle English with Special Reference to the “Canterbury Tales” pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.type article pl_PL.UTF-8
dc.identifier.doi 10.15584/sar.2017.14.14
dc.identifier.eissn 1898-8709

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