Positive, Neutral, Negative Evaluation in Connotation
AbstractThe article focuses on evaluation-type connotation, expressed by aÂ theoretically triple opposition (positive neutral negative, as in plump+, stout neut,Â obese -) which is more often represented by only two members (as in dismiss neutÂ fire -), though even cases with no opposition can be spoken about (e.g., bald -).Â Though to speak about connotative opposition we basically need denotativeÂ synonyms (like high-flown +?? â€œpompousâ€ -), words like â€œwarmâ€ + and â€œcoldâ€Â (especially in metaphoric meanings) may be viewed as both denotative andÂ connotative antonyms. As evaluation depends on taste, it is subjective (dependingÂ on historic period, personality of the speaker, situational and linguistic context)Â and therefore difficult to study or teach. This situation, anyway, should not preventÂ researchers and language teachers from its careful treatment as ignorance ofÂ connotation on the language users' part may cause serious problems inÂ communication
How to Cite
ÇEPIK, Şaban. Positive, Neutral, Negative Evaluation in Connotation. IBSU Scientific Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 144-147, jan. 2006. ISSN 2233-3002. Available at: <https://journal.ibsu.edu.ge/index.php/ibsusj/article/view/16>. Date accessed: 08 aug. 2020.
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