How Do Proverbs Get Their Meanings? The Model of Interpretation Based on a Metaphor Theory.

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dc.identifier.citation Granbom-Herranen, L. (2011). How Do Proverbs Get Their Meanings? The Model of Interpretation Based on a Metaphor Theory. In B. Nowowiesjski (Ed.), <em>Bialostockie Archiwum Jezykowe</em> (pp. 47-67). Bialostockie Archiwum Jezykowe (10). Bialystok: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Bialystok.
dc.identifier.isbn 1641-6961
dc.identifier.issn 1641-6961
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_45696
dc.description.abstract The constellation of proverbs is quite permanent. Only one third of proverbs are supposed to change in about one hundred years (Kuusi 1994: 117−118). This means that the proverbs used in the 21st century are much the same as the proverbs in the beginning of the 20th century and quite the same as in 1850’s. In this article I focus on the proverb as a significant unit. Even if the proverbs are unchangeable, their meanings are not. The proverbial expressions can be looked from at least four stand points: (1) What is the proverb decoded to mean? (2) What do the words mean? (3) What does the speaker mean? (4) How does the listener interpret the proverb? With all the four ways there are some weak points. In the first case the meaning is an etic-interpretation and it is given outside. Most often there exists hardly any context information about the use of proverbs. Paremiologists do quite often make interpretations based on the common knowledge by using a standard proverbial interpretation (SPI) (Norrick 1985: 109−117). There exists a presupposition of universality and the cultural prejudices are included in the interpretation. The second case is a matter of the lexical meaning. The interpretation is bound in the meanings of the words in some space (time and place). If the lexical meaning is used there is no need to interpretation. Anyhow, when looking at the words and the meaning of the sentence in a new space, the meaning might appear absurd. It is possible that even the lexical meaning has changed. [Continues - please see the article]
dc.format.extent 480
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Bialystok
dc.relation.ispartof Bialostockie Archiwum Jezykowe
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bialostockie Archiwum Jezykowe
dc.rights openAccess fi
dc.rights This is an electronic final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in Bialostockie Archiwum Jezykowe (10) by Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Bialystok.
dc.subject.other metaphor en
dc.subject.other possible worlds semantic en
dc.subject.other reference en
dc.subject.other metafora fi
dc.subject.other mahdollisten maailmojen semantiikka fi
dc.subject.other referenssi fi
dc.title How Do Proverbs Get Their Meanings? The Model of Interpretation Based on a Metaphor Theory.
dc.type Book item
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011121311790
dc.subject.kota 612
dc.contributor.laitos Kasvatustieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Faculty of Education en
dc.contributor.oppiaine Kasvatustiede fi
jyx.tutka.pagetopage 47-67
dc.type.uri 2011-12-13T04:30:06Z
dc.description.version Final Draft
dc.type.coar book part
dc.description.reviewstatus peerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange 47-67
dc.relation.issn 1641-6961
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