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Moments (inter)discursifs et emplois métaphoriques du champ dérivationnel de "ciment" dans la presse Chypriote-grecque. Une approche pragmatico-sémantique

Maria Constantinou (Philips College, Nicosie)



This article intends to closely investigate a particular ad hoc metaphor, which concerns the verb "τσιμεντώνω" "cement" and its derivational fields as they are built upon or interwoven with dynamic intertextual networks in a newspaper. The diversity of usages that this metaphor goes through raises the problem of the semantic displacement or innovation. The study of the metaphorical use of the verb "cement" and its derivational field in a variety of contexts where they appear, leads one to problematize it in the light of the 'trigger utterance', historically and ideologically charged. In other words, the metaphor should be investigated within discursive and intertextual relations, which seem to be established in a newspaper. Semantic movements, multiple interpretations and readings, ambiguity and argumentation are the main problems that this metaphor typically raises in the present study. A textual, enunciative and componential approach will be here adopted.

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