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METAPHORIC AND EXTENDED USES OF THE HYPONYMS OF THE VERBS LOOK IN ENGLISH AND GLEDATI IN SERBIAN

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Author(s): Dušan Stamenković

Journal: Facta Universitatis. Series : Linguistics and Literature
ISSN 0354-4702

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: lexicology | contrastive analysis | semantic features | translation | vision verbs | metaphorization

ABSTRACT
The paper is a contrastive study that tries to explore various metaphoric and extended uses of the verbs that are considered to be hyponyms of the generic vision verbs gledati in Serbian and look in English. These verbs, being classified as verbs of basic bodily perception, are a very likely source domain in the process of metaphorization and other forms of extended usage. The main goal of the paper is to compare the ways in which verbs denoting various kinds of visual perception shift or have shifted their primarymeanings, as well as the ways in which they get joined by other, 'non-visual' meanings in Serbian and English. It will also explore a number of typically non-visual verbs which attain visual meaning in the process of metaphorization. The verbs are divided into semantic groups and analysed one by one. Finally, the paper also tries to provide solutions to the problems which may emerge in the process of translating various meanings of these verbs from Serbian into English.
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