week 6

  PUN ZEUGMA IRONY MALAPROPISM

 
 

Definition

 

Example

I.R. Galperin

V.A. Kukharenko

Yu.M. Skrebnev

PUN

 

a play on words –the use of one word in two different applications, or the use of two different words, which are pronounced alike.

Lexical SDs and EMs

Lexical SDs

Syntagmatic semasiology unit

An elephant’s opinion carries a lot of weight.

ZEUGMA

the use of one word in the same grammatical but different semantic relations: on one hand literal, and on the other, transferred.

Lexical SDs and EMs

Lexical SDs

Syntagmatic semasiology unit

You held your breath and the door for me.

IRONY

a direct contrast of two notions: the notion named and the notion meant.

Lexical SDs and EMs

Lexical SDs

Paradigmatic semasiology units

The name of Britain’s biggest dog was “Tiny”.

MALAPROPISM

a grotesque misuse of words, a substitution of one word for another based on blander. Malapropism creates a funny change of meaning.

     

This does not portend (pretend) to be a great work of art.

 

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made by yourself? or great Mr. Google?.. very useful table, anyway well done
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Mr. Google is a stylistic device ;)
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It wasn't my aim to write SD, but I did it) yeap, antonomasia
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