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The Metonymic Readings of the Greek Deictic Adverbs εδώ [Here] and εκεί [There] in Politics: A Cognitive Approach

Version 1 : Received: 25 July 2019 / Approved: 27 July 2019 / Online: 27 July 2019 (00:51:33 CEST)

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Tsaroucha, E. The Metonymicity of the Greek Deictic Adverbs εδώ [Here] and εκεί [There] in Politics. Philosophies 2019, 4, 51. Tsaroucha, E. The Metonymicity of the Greek Deictic Adverbs εδώ [Here] and εκεί [There] in Politics. Philosophies 2019, 4, 51.

Journal reference: Philosophies 2019, 4, 51
DOI: 10.3390/philosophies4030051

Abstract

This paper discusses the metonymic uses of the greek deictic adverbs εδώ [here] and εκεί [there] in the language of politics. The paper draws examples from political speeches which taken place in the Hellenic Parliament during 2011 and discussed the financial situation of Greece during that time. The paper discusses the multiple senses of these deictic adverbs and suggests that the temporal and spatial denotations of εδώ and εκεί are subject to image schemas. It is argued that the image schemas in which εδώ and εκεί are rooted have a metonymic basis. The paper also suggests that the spatio-temporal senses of εδώ and εκεί go beyond their deictic function due to their metonymic basis.

Subject Areas

politics; political speech; economic crisis; Greece; deictics; space; time; image schemas; metonymicity

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