Old English Simile of Equality: The Highest Degree of Similarity

Research in Language

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Title Old English Simile of Equality: The Highest Degree of Similarity
 
Creator Oleniak, Mariana
 
Subject Old English
simile
tenor
vehicle
salient feature
 
Description This paper aims to provide an account of Old English similes of equality marked by the superlative degree of the adjective gelic. It deals with the structure and semantics of similes marked by the (ge)/(on)licost component, which, unlike in Modern English, being subjected to gradation, can show the highest degree of similarity between referents. The article presents the criteria for structural classification of the simile in question describing two major structural types, that employ nouns in the dative or nominative case, as well as its semantic interpretation from macro and micro levels of perspective. The paper examines every simile with the (ge)/(on)licost component found in Old English manuscripts belonging to various textual genres.
 
Publisher Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
 
Date 2018-12-30
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8090
10.2478/rela-2018-0023
 
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 4 (2018); 471-493
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 4 (2018); 471-493
1731-7533
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8090/8000
 
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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