What Can Science, Religion, Politics, Culture and the Economy Do? : A Corpus Study of Metonymical Conceptualization Combined with Personification

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Viimaranta , J & Mustajoki , A 2020 , ' What Can Science, Religion, Politics, Culture and the Economy Do? A Corpus Study of Metonymical Conceptualization Combined with Personification ' , Scando-Slavica , vol. 66 , no. 1 , pp. 71-85 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00806765.2020.1741025

Title: What Can Science, Religion, Politics, Culture and the Economy Do? : A Corpus Study of Metonymical Conceptualization Combined with Personification
Author: Viimaranta, Johanna; Mustajoki, Arto
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Russian language and Literature (Foreign Language)
University of Helsinki, Department of Languages


Date: 2020-01-02
Language: eng
Number of pages: 15
Belongs to series: Scando-Slavica
ISSN: 0080-6765
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00806765.2020.1741025
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/335506
Abstract: The study analyses occurrences of Russian nouns meaning‘science’,‘religion’,‘economy’,‘politics’and‘culture’as human-like subjects. This kind of use isinterpreted as an example of a conceptualization described as PERSONIFICATION-WITH-METONYMY.On the basis of the fact that Russian examples work well intranslation into other languages, we assume that similar conceptualization ofthese abstract nouns is not completely language-dependent. The study isbased on the analysis of examples taken from Integrum, a large non-annotated Russian corpus. The large number of examples found in newspapertexts and documented both quantitatively and qualitatively suggests thatsuch non-annotated corpora can be used for studying conceptualization.
Subject: 6121 Languages
abstract nouns
metonymy
Russian language
Russian
conceptualization
metonymy
metaphor
personification
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