Proceedings of The 6th World Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities
Cognitive Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymy of Adjectives Naming Colors in the Albanian Language
Phd Lura Turhani
Metaphor and metonymy are considered in today’s linguistic studies as means of expanding the meaning of the word, which reveal the perception of the unknown and the recognition of the abstract concepts through concrete and familiar ones based in life experience. Through the linguistic data collected from the Albanian National Corpus and the linguistic analysis based on the theories of cognitive linguistics, the theory of metaphor and that of metonymy, this paper investigates the colors of vegetation: i verdhë (yellow), jeshil (green), i gjelbër (green), i blertë (green) as an example to analyze the structure cognitive semantics of these adjectives. In our statement, we aim to identify the expressive value of the metaphorical and metonymic use of these adjectives for which the Albanian language has defined designations.
keywords: metaphor, metonymy, i verdhë (yellow), jeshil (green), i gjelbër (green), i blertë ( green), Albanian language