Search

Your search for 'dc_creator:( "Avihai Shivtiel" ) OR dc_contributor:( "Avihai Shivtiel" )' returned 5 results. Modify search

Did you mean: dc_creator:( "avihai shivtiel" ) OR dc_contributor:( "avihai shivtiel" )


Sort Results by Relevance | Newest titles first | Oldest titles first

Paronomasia

(2,137 words)

Author(s): Avihai Shivtiel
Commonly known as ‘pun’ (Redfern 1984), paronomasia is a figure of speech which is based on a play on meanings, either by using, in the same context, one homonymous or polysemic word, or by using two or more words with synonymous or closely related meanings, which are often alliterative or rhyming. Examples of this include situations where an important personality who has passed away is cynically described as a grave man (homonym), or where the expression kith and kin (alliterative idiom) is used. …
Date: 2018-04-01

Politeness

(3,929 words)

Author(s): Avihai Shivtiel
Politeness is a norm of social behavior that is expressed directly or indirectly by gestures or usage of common or personal expressions, either orally or in writing, showing endearment, respect, veneration; appreciation, esteem; awe; flattery; sycophancy or affection. Politeness may also indicate reservation or dissatisfaction in a way which does not bluntly offend or irritate another person (Brown and Levinson 1987). Thus, direct expression of politeness is the use of the words ‘thank you’ to i…
Date: 2018-04-01

Taboo

(3,399 words)

Author(s): Avihai Shivtiel
1. Introduction Originally from the Tongan language, which belongs to the Polynesian group of languages, the word ‘ taboo’ was first introduced into English in 1777 by the naval explorer Captain James Cook (1728–1779), and later entered other European languages. The concept refers to anything sacred and inviolable and later, by extension, to anything that is in contradiction to moral standards or good manners and is, therefore, forbidden or prohibited. ‘Taboo language’ refers to words and expressions that ma…
Date: 2018-04-01

Phraseology

(3,154 words)

Author(s): Avihai Shivtiel
Date: 2018-04-01

Proverb

(3,784 words)

Author(s): Avihai Shivtiel
1. General observation A proverb is a common, pithy, and succinct statement which has been current in a language for generations and which sums up daily experiences as brief ‘words of wisdom’. As a Dutch proverb says, “Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience” ( Spreekwoorden zijn de dochters van de dagelijkse ondervinding). This genre is usually associated with the folklore and ethos of a certain society, although parallel proverbs are found in remote cultures. The dynamics of the proverb stems from the fact that it is easy to memorize and…
Date: 2018-04-01