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Colour Metaphors and Symbols: 'Byl czlowiekiem czerwonych przekonan', 'na volitvah so zmagali zeleni'

Hill, Peter


This paper examines the metaphorical use of colour terms (CTs), with a special focus on the Slavonic languages. The metaphorical use of CTs is derived from their literal sense. Basic CTs are the most likely to occur in metaphorical use. In Sl folklore, RED is the colour par excellence, opposed to BLACK and WHITE. RED had both positive and negative associations. WHITE and BLACK relate to such oppositions as good - bad, happy - unhappy, healthy - sickly, hardworking - lazy. GREY designates gloom,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Zeitschrift fuer Slawistik
DOI: 10.1524/slaw.2010.0032


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