On terminological figurativeness: From theory to practice

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Title: On terminological figurativeness: From theory to practice
Authors: Timofeeva Timofeev, Larissa | Vargas-Sierra, Chelo
Research Group/s: Adquisición y Enseñanza de Segundas Lenguas y Lenguas Extranjeras de la Universidad de Alicante (ACQUA) | Grupo de Estudio para la Pragmática y la Ironía del Español de la Universidad de Alicante (GRIALE) | Inglés Profesional y Académico (IPA)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Española, Lingüística General y Teoría de la Literatura | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Keywords: Terminology | Figurativeness | Conventional Figurative Language Theory
Knowledge Area: Lingüística General | Filología Inglesa
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Citation: Terminology. 2015, 21(1): 102-125. doi:10.1075/term.21.1.05tim
Abstract: Terminologists’ interest in studying the role of metaphor and metaphorical terms in specialized communication has proliferated since the first papers addressing this issue appeared in the 1990s. However, we believe that some facets of terminological meaning still remain overlooked or merit further analysis. This paper attempts to contribute to the study of one of these facets: the figurative meaning of some compound terms used in the domain of luxury marketing and business. In order to present a systematized view of this phenomenon we will adopt some theoretical tools from the Conventional Figurative Language Theory, in order to confirm the validity of some of its postulates for compound term analysis. Next, a contrastive approach between English, Spanish and Russian compound terms will put the theoretical ideas into practice with the aim of illustrating their applied and metalinguistic potential. Some basic conclusions will be offered at the end of the paper.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/52796
ISSN: 0929-9971 (Print) | 1569-9994 (Online)
DOI: 10.1075/term.21.1.05tim
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © John Benjamins Publishing Company
Peer Review: si
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/term.21.1.05tim
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