Search for dissertations about: "puns"

Found 5 swedish dissertations containing the word puns.

  1. 1. Shun the Pun, Rescue the Rhyme? : The Dubbing and Subtitling of Language Play in Film

    Author : Thorsten Schröter; Moira Linnarud; Patrick Zabalbeascoa; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; family films; screen translation; similes; idioms; modified expressions; play with foreign words; nonce formations; play with grammar; rhymes; half-rhymes; alliteration; repetition; dubbing; subtitling; compensation; humour; language-play; wordplay; puns; metaphors; English language; Engelska språket; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : Language-play can briefly be described as the wilful manipulation of the peculiarities of a linguistic system in a way that draws attention to these peculiarities themselves, thereby causing a communicative and cognitive effect that goes beyond the conveyance of propositional meaning. Among the various phenomena answering this description are the different kinds of puns, but also more strictly form-based manipulations such as rhymes and alliteration, in addition to a host of other, sometimes even fuzzier, subcategories. READ MORE

  2. 2. Idioms Unlimited. A study of non-canonical forms of English verbal idioms in the British National Corpus

    Author : Elisabeth Gustawsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English; idiom; corpus; transparency; isomorphicity; modification; derivation; permutation; non-canonical; figurative;

    Abstract : The study is a corpus-based investigation of the semantic, lexical, and grammatical flexibility of English verbal idioms, focusing on qualitative analyses of examples of current British English usage. 300 verbal idioms - i.e. idioms that consist of a verb and a complement, e. READ MORE

  3. 3. Metaphor and creativity in British magazine advertising

    Author : Carita Lundmark; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; 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

  4. 4. Language Technology for the Lazy : Avoiding Work by Using Statistics and Machine Learning

    Author : Jonas Sjöbergh; Viggo Kann; Kimmo Koshenniemi; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; computer science; Computer science; Datalogi;

    Abstract : Language technology is when a computer processes human languages in some way. Since human languages are irregular and hard to define in detail, this is often difficult. Despite this, good results can many times be achieved. Often a lot of manual work is used in creating these systems though. READ MORE

  5. 5. Shakespeare's sonnets in Russian : the challenge of translation

    Author : Elena Rassokhina; Per Ambrosiani; Berit Åström; Andrei Rogatchevski; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Shakespeare; translation; sonnets; Russian; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets have become the interest of several generations of Russian translators. Overall, after their first appearance in the middle of the nineteenth century, at least thirty-five Russian translations of the complete sonnet collection have been produced so far, though mostly during the last three decades. READ MORE