Analisis kognitif semantik peribahasa melayu bersumberkan anjing (canis familiaris)

Translated title of the contribution: A cognitive semantics analysis of Malay proverbs related to the dog (canis familiaris)

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Abstract

Animal proverbs can be found in almost all languages. This article examines the role of cognitive mechanisms, namely the Great Chain of Being metaphor and the specific stands for the generic metonymy in Malay proverbs relating to dogs. The Great chain metaphor is based on folk culture and knowledge of the hierachy of entities in the real world. According to this hierachy, each animal has its typical instinctive behaviour. However, folk culture and knowledge might differ among cultures depending on their experience in interacting with the various animals which in turn will be reflected in the proverbs of their language. The metonymy the specific stands for the generic assumes the role of transferring a specific behaviour of the animal to a human trait generally. This allows for the creation of metaphorical schemas regarding various kinds of animals. Ibañez-Moreno's (2005) cognitive framework is applied to the analysis of Malay proverbs relating to dogs by mapping their source and target domain. Our analysis reveals that in Malay proverbs, the dog is often mapped onto human beings who are either weak, despised, bad or ignorant. Our findings confirm the differences in the propositions and metaphorical schemas in the semantics of animal proverbs.

Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)125-141
Number of pages17
JournalGEMA Online Journal of Language Studies
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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Keywords

  • Animal proverbs
  • Cognitive semantics
  • Malay language
  • Metaphor
  • Metonymy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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