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Notions, nuances and connotations of idioms with names of fruit and vegetables in Albanian

Author(s): Harallamb Miconi

Journal: Social and Natural Sciences Journal
ISSN 1804-4158

Volume: 5;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Lexical field | Notion | Nuance | Connotation | Negativity

The purpose of this study is to show that the lexical field withnames of fruit and vegetables in Albanian is of specialinterest for the field of phraseology as well. Thanks to fruitand vegetables and the names of this field, man can createa language of reason and express their attitude to reality.In this study we mainly focused on the nuances andconnotations of these idioms as lexical content elementsthat make the meaning expressed by an idiom distinct fromthe meaning expressed by an onewordequivalent. Ourconclusion is that the observed nuances are negative, suchas the idea of futility, evil, rush, etc., while as far asconnotations are concerned, most of them are negative,such as the connotation of disregard, irony, derision, etc.,but there is also a positive connotation, such asthe connotation of admiration. Regarding the nature ofthe properties and actions that idioms express, 85% of themcharacterize man, that is, they have an anthropocentricnature.
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