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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A

Conceptual synecdoche in Iraqi Arabic


Author(s): Dr. Ihsan Hashim Abdulwahid

Abstract: This investigation sheds light on the way of constructing meaning, using a particular type of conceptual metonymy that is called ‘synecdoche’ which is divided into two types: The part for the whole and the whole for the part. The data are tackled in accordance to the qualitative method, they are analyzed depending on the framework of the conceptual metonymy presented by Lakoff and Johnson (1980) who present synecdoche as a type of metonymy that implies the part for the whole. Furthermore, synecdoche also includes another case that is the use of the whole in order to refer to just a part (The whole for the part). The study has found out that this type of the conceptual metonymy is employed in Iraqi Arabic- It uses one domain to refer to another one. These domains represent a particular relationship in which one domain is either a part of the whole or the whole referring to just a part and these domains do not refer to one concept, instead they are two separated entities.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ihsan Hashim Abdulwahid. Conceptual synecdoche in Iraqi Arabic. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2022;4(2):25-30.
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