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Arnawa N, Winaja I W, Widanta I M R J. Metaphors about Balinese Women: From Semantic Analysis to Cultural Pragmatic Interpretations. LRR. 2021; 12 (5) :239-277
URL: http://lrr.modares.ac.ir/article-14-49151-en.html
1- Associate professor, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas PGRI Mahadewa, Denpasar, Indonesia; , nengah.arnawa65@gmail.com
2- Professor of Post Graduate Program of Universitas Hindu, Denpasar, Indonesia;
3- Associate professor of Politeknik Negeri Bali, Denpasar, Indonesia
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Metaphor is practised in all languages worldwide. Over the last two decades, investigation on metaphor has relied on some perspectives, such as lexical-constructional, critical, conceptual, axiological, cognitive theory or underlined aspects, as well as semantic and cultural pragmatic as the least of all. This qualitative study focused on how semantic component and cultural pragmatic were used to study the meaning and function of Balinese women metaphor. The purposive sampling method was to collect data from various sources and triangulated it into key informants. The results showed two classifications of Balinese women's metaphors, namely physical perspective as a concrete metaphor that depicts their body parts and personality perspective as an abstract, which emphasizes their ideal role. The pragmatic cultural interpretation involved the cognitive process of declarative analogy that referred to the similarity of values. Meanwhile, the personality perspective metaphor produced higher emotive values than the physical one. Hence, this type of metaphor is used by the Balinese people to advice women.
 
 
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Article Type: Research article | Subject: Linguistics
Published: 2022/03/21

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