Search for dissertations about: "Linguistic Creativity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words Linguistic Creativity.

  1. 1. On Compositionality

    Author : Martin Jönsson; Teoretisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Natural Language Semantics; Linguistic Creativity; Compositionality; Productivity; Systematicity; Jerry Fodor; Semantic Theories; Meaning; Paul Horwich; Semantic Principles; Peter Pagin;

    Abstract : The goal of inquiry in this essay is to ascertain to what extent the Principle of Compositionality – the thesis that the meaning of a complex expression is determined by the meaning of its parts and its mode of composition – can be justifiably imposed as a constraint on semantic theories, and thereby provide information about what meanings are. Apart from the introduction (Chapter One) and the concluding chapter (Chapter Seven) the thesis is divided into five chapters addressing different questions pertaining to the overarching goal of inquiry. READ MORE

  2. 2. Metaphor and creativity in British magazine advertising

    Author : Carita Lundmark; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Engelska med didaktiskt inriktning; English; Specialization in Didactics;

    Abstract : This thesis is a cognitive linguistic study of the various ways in which conceptual metaphor and related cognitive processes are exploited for creative purposes in advertising texts and accompanying images. The material consists of advertisements collected from British magazines between the years 1996 and 2002, and is classified into four main categories according to how the metaphorical content is signalled in the advertisement. READ MORE

  3. 3. Street Artivism on Athenian Walls : A cognitive semiotic analysis of metaphor and narrative in street art

    Author : Georgios Stampoulidis; Kognitiv semiotik; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Greek Street Art; Urban Creativity; Cognitive Semiotics; Pheno-methodological Triangulation; Polysemiotic Communication; Multimodality; Ethnographic Research; Go-along Interview; Rhetorical Figures; Metaphor Identification Procedures; Verbal and Non-verbal Metaphor; Motivation Sedimentation Model MSM ; Narrative; Secondary Narrativity;

    Abstract : The thesis is a collection of four papers on Greek street art (specifically situated in the city of Athens) with a focus on metaphors and narratives. The overall aim guiding this thesis is to explore how street art in times of crisis can represent sociopolitical issues and in what ways these messages can be conveyed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Trials of Device : Wallace Stevens and the Realities of Poetic Language

    Author : Stefan Holander; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; literary theory; literature criticism; General and comparative literature; poetic prosody; metrics; rhythmic theory; Literary ethics; metaphor; modernism; Wallace Stevens; Allmän och jämförande litteratur; litteraturkritik; litteraturteori; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This dissertation studies Wallace Stevens? ideas and practice of poetic language with a focus on the 1930s, an era in which Stevens persistently thematized a keenly felt pressure for the possible social involvement and political utility of poetic language. The argument suggests how mutually implicated elements of his poetry such as diction, prosody and metaphor are relied on to signify or enact aesthetic closure; both in the negative terms of expressive impotence and unethical isolation and the positive ones of imaginative and linguistic change. READ MORE

  5. 5. Silent Modernism : Soundscapes and the Unsayable in Richardson, Joyce, and Woolf

    Author : Annika Lindskog; Engelska; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; silence; modernist fiction; realism; the unsayable; soundscapes; Dorothy Richardson; Virginia Woolf; James Joyce;

    Abstract : This thesis examines silence in modernist fiction, explaining how it forms a central aspect of realism in the modernist novel. It is based on close readings of the form and function of silence in the works of Dorothy Richardson, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf. READ MORE