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Viktoria Naumova
Typology of Metaphors: the Case Of the Verbs Of Falling
8
2019
Typological features in semantics can be determined by investigating the compatibility of words in their specific constructions. In this study, a specific lexical level was chosen, namely ‘verbs of falling’. This paper is a continuation of the general project ‘Falling and related concepts’, but to a greater extent it is devoted to the metaphors of the verbs of this field and the ways of their comparison in various languages.

In this study for the first time the attempt to systematize the semantic shifts of the fall verbs in the following languages: Russian, French, Spanish, and Qazym dialect of Khanty is going to be realized. As a result, metaphors of verbs of falling in Russian, Kazym Khanty, French and Spanish were studied. Using the classification metaphor developed by the Moscow Lexical Typology group, we put forward semantic shifts and compared the metaphorical features of the fall fields in the languages listed above.

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