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
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
Format application/pdf
Identifier https://czasopisma.uni.lodz.pl/research/article/view/8090
Source Research in Language; Vol. 16 No. 4 (2018); 471-493
Research in Language; Tom 16 Nr 4 (2018); 471-493
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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