How do we measure “measure”? Measure constructions and Metaphor

  • Elizaveta Kibisova HSE University, Moscow
Keywords: Russian, linguistics, quantifier

Abstract

The article describes Russian measure constructions with the nominal quantifiers куча, груда, море, and туча. These nominal quantifiers are used in different, though overlapping, collocations determined by the semantics of the nouns. These nouns can be used in their literal meanings, or to create a metaphor. In rare cases, combination of metaphor and metonymy is used to add semantic nuances.

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Published
2020-12-01
How to Cite
Kibisova, Elizaveta. 2020. “How Do We Measure ‘measure’? Measure Constructions and Metaphor”. Poljarnyj Vestnik 23 (December):1–17. https://doi.org/10.7557/6.5548.
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