Delivering the unconventional across languages: A Cognitive Grammar analysis of nonce words in “Jabberwocky” and its Ukrainian renditions

Lu, Wei-lun and Shurma, Svitlana and Kemmer, Suzanne (2020) Delivering the unconventional across languages: A Cognitive Grammar analysis of nonce words in “Jabberwocky” and its Ukrainian renditions Review of Cognitive Linguistics, 18 (1). pp. 244-274. ISSN 1877-9751

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Abstract

This paper presents an analysis of nonce words that relies on Cognitive Grammar (CG) using the English version of “Jabberwocky” and its two Ukrainian renditions. We identify great variation among the versions, both inter-lingual and intra-lingual. In particular, not only do the versions differ greatly in terms of construal presented in CG terms, but there are various elements that do not, and simply cannot, get through between the English version and the Ukrainian ones. We accordingly propose that the use of Multiple-Parallel-Text (MultiParT) approach can not only help make gener- alizations across representative text producers within the same language but also allow one to investigate how different systems of human communica- tion are equipped to produce unconventional meaning using its own con- ventionalized means, and that use of CG is capable of providing a reliable analytical framework with high descriptive adequacy. We also propose that a combination of MultiParT and CG may constitute an advantage in cross- linguistic research of literary semantics and cognitive poetics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cognitive poetics; Cognitive Grammar; translation; lexical blending
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Web of Science
Divisions: Інститути > Інститут філології > Кафедра англійської філології та перекладу
Depositing User: Доцент Світлана Григорівна Шурма
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2020 07:31
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 07:31
URI: https://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/32895

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