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Type: Journal article
Title: Stupid as a coin: meaning and rhyming similes in Vietnamese
Author: Nguyen, Thuy Nga
Zuckermann, Ghil'ad
Citation: International Journal of Language Studies, 2012; 6(4):97-118
Publisher: EBSCO Publishing
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 2157-4898
2157-4901
School/Discipline: School of Humanities
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Thuy Nga Nguyen and Ghil'ad Zuckermann
Abstract: Similes emphasise affinities between different objects, and they occur in many cultures. Vietnamese similes can be classified into two types: Meaning Similes and Rhyming Similes. This paper analyses and compares their structure and their semantic and phonetic requirements. It also draws innovative parallels between Vietnamese rhyming similes and Cockney Rhyming Slang, Multisourced Neologization of the Phonetic Matching type, and English, Italian and Israeli euphemisms.
Keywords: Meaning similes; rhyming similes; Vietnamese; multisourced neologization; euphemism; phonetic matching
Rights: Copyright © 2010 International Journal of Language Studies (IJLS). All rights reserved.
RMID: 0020121775
Description (link): http://www.ijls.net/latestissue.html
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