undergraduate thesis
Metaphors in 'gayspeak'

Renato Samardžić (2015)
Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
Metadata
TitleMetafore u 'gayspeak'-u
AuthorRenato Samardžić
Mentor(s)Goran Milić (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Gayspeak is full of metaphors. With gays being more visible, the language they use also becomes more visible to linguists. Starting with the secret language Polari, the thesis elaborates the (in)visibility of gays and language they create and use due to marginalization. Metaphorical linguistic expression are abundant in Gayspeak and the thesis is a direct attempt to conceptualize some of them. The thesis is structured as follows. First, the data about Gayspeak – conceptual metaphor, mapping, and motivation – was collected. Second, the same data was explained in general so a reader can understand the final stage, which is the applicability of the characteristics of a conceptual metaphor to words in Gayspeak to determine how conceptual metaphors are created and thought of, and to suggest several conceptual metaphors in Gayspeak. Due to the specific limits of the thesis, it is important to mention that the thesis is by necessity concise in presenting the linguistic area of conceptual metaphor.
Parallel title (English)Metaphors in 'gayspeak'
GranterSveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku
Filozofski fakultet
PlaceOsijek
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. angl.
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelundergraduate
Study programmeCroatian Language and Literature (double major)
Academic title abbreviationuniv. bacc. philol. croat.
Genreundergraduate thesis
Language English
Defense date2015-09-30
Parallel keywords (Croatian)conceptual metaphor Gayspeak mapping metonymy motivation
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:142:667057
CommitterKristina Kiš