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Temperature adjectives in Finnish
Stockholm University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8293-8382
University of Helsinki, Finland.
2015 (English)In: The linguistics of temperature / [ed] Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, 1, p. 491-536Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper provides a descriptive and theoretical account of Finnish temperature adjectives as a system consisting of a three-term core and a supplementary set. The former are unrestricted with respect to a number of grammatical and semantic parameters proposed in cross-linguistic and typological studies, whereas the latter have restricted availability in temperature subdomains or express additional semantic distinctions. In metaphorical uses of the adjectives, the base of semantic extensions is argued to be the culturally grounded emotional charge of positive or negative evaluation that gives rise to thermal preferences of different kinds of emotions. Metaphorical extensions not only involve changes in the argument structure of a term, but also significant increase in the use of syntactic frames with abstract situational semantics.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, 1. p. 491-536
Series
Typological Studies in Language, ISSN 0167-7373 ; 107
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
Research subject
Finnish; Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-75503DOI: 10.1075/tsl.107.16juvISBN: 9789027206886 (print)ISBN: 9789027269171 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-75503DiVA, id: diva2:1216083
Available from: 2018-06-11 Created: 2018-06-11 Last updated: 2018-06-11Bibliographically approved

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