Anti-Proverbs in Five Languages: Structural Features and Verbal Humor Devices

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This book is the first comparative study of English, German, French, Russian and Hungarian anti-proverbs based on well-known proverbs. Proverbs are by no means fossilized texts but are adaptable to different times and changed values. While anti-proverbs can be considered as variants of older proverbs, they can also become new proverbs reflecting a more modern worldview. Anti-proverbs are therefore a lingo-cultural phenomenon that deserves the attention of cultural and literary historians, folklorists, linguists, and general readers interested in language and wordplay.

This book is the first comparative study of English, German, French, Russian and Hungarian anti-proverbs based on well-known proverbs. Proverbs are by no means fossilized texts but are adaptable to different times and changed values. While anti-proverbs can be considered as variants of older proverbs, they can also become new proverbs reflecting a more modern worldview. Anti-proverbs are therefore a lingo-cultural phenomenon that deserves the attention of cultural and literary historians, folklorists, linguists, and general readers interested in language and wordplay.

Book Author:

Anna T. Litovkina, Hrisztalina Hrisztova-Gotthardt, Katalin Vargha, Pïter Barta, Wolfgang Mieder

Publisher:

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date:

2022

ISBN-13:

9783030890612

Format:

Nook, iPhone/iPad, Mac, Windows

Language:

English

Pages:

224

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