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Language as topos : a study of Turkish polysemy

Burns, Margaret


The study of polysemy connibutes to our understanding of different topologies of language. Polysemy implies metaphorical richness and provides clues to linguistic ontology in that it effects translation between the verbal and the non-verbal, linking the articulated and the tacit, i.e. language and silence. Implicit in the Turkish saying bir dil, bir insan (one language, one person) is an image of language as at once the mark of humanness and the defining feature of human variation, while...[Show more]

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Date published: 1992
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d72391020fc6


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