Semantic Alteration by Metaphor in Ibnul Muqarrab il- 'Ayuni's Diwan

  • Prof. Dr. Tahir Salih Allawi College of Education for Human Sciences. Arabic Dep.
  • Inst. Dr. Sa'ad Ibrahim Ahmad College of Education for Human Sciences. Arabic Dep.
  • Dalal Khalid Roland College of Education for Human Sciences. Arabic Dep

Abstract

Language changes with the passage of time and the development of human life and semantics has its share in this development, narrowing the connotations of some expressions and expanding others and some other connotations alter by the use of metaphor, conceit or metonymy. Linguists paid attention to the alteration and change that took place on the connotations of linguistic expressions and they studied it in books about metaphor as well as lexicons which include almost all the vocabulary of the language though they did not use the term of semantic development because it is a modern term but its concept was present in their minds. This paper aims at shedding light on the semantic alteration which takes place in the metaphor taking Ibnul Muqarrab il-'Ayuni's Diwan as subject of the study. One of the most important conclusions the paper reaches at is that the metaphors employed in Ibnul Muqarrab's Diwan were excessively used in the classical language of Arabs and that is why they were mentioned in lexicons, except for some of them which were slightly employed and, therefore, not included in these lexicons

Published
May 31, 2021
How to Cite
ALLAWI, Prof. Dr. Tahir Salih; AHMAD, Inst. Dr. Sa'ad Ibrahim; ROLAND, Dalal Khalid. Semantic Alteration by Metaphor in Ibnul Muqarrab il- 'Ayuni's Diwan. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3., p. 143-162, may 2021. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <http://jls.tu.edu.iq/index.php/lang/article/view/285>. Date accessed: 25 july 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/lang.v4i3..285.