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Adjectives of temperature in Latvian
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Linguistics, General Linguistics. (FoSprak)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0426-898X
2015 (English)In: The Linguistics of Temperature / [ed] Maria Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, 216-253 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This study examines the system of terms used to describe temperature in Latvian, with special focus on temperature adjectives as its core. The main aim of the research is to understand how the domain of temperature is conceptualised in Latvian. The semantics and distribution of eleven adjectives are analysed from different points of view in line with a lexical typological approach. The study shows that the system of Latvian basic temperature terms can be revised and re-evaluated as consisting of four terms rather than three (cf. Sutrop 1999). Some aspects of semantic shifts and regular metaphorical patterns in the relevant domain are discussed as well.

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Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015. 216-253 p.
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Latvian, lexical typology, lexical semantics, temperature terms
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-115203ISBN: 9789027206886 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-115203DiVA: diva2:796012
Available from: 2015-03-17 Created: 2015-03-17 Last updated: 2015-04-22Bibliographically approved

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