Similarities And Differences Of English And Malay Feline Proverbs: A Conceptual Metaphor Approach

Adilah, Siti Mukhlisa Mohamad Khairul (2022) Similarities And Differences Of English And Malay Feline Proverbs: A Conceptual Metaphor Approach. Masters thesis, Perpustakaan Hamzah Sendut.

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This study aims at analysing the disparity of the feline representations with the search for their similarities and differences, as well as exploring the cross-cultural differences between English and Malay feline proverbs, with 24 and 42 proverbs respectively. It is an attempt to scrutinize the underlying meanings associated with the conceptualisation of feline animals and the influence of various cultural backgrounds behind the inauguration of feline representations in the proverbs. A two-phase analysis comprises of the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) framework by Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and the Great Chain of Metaphor Theory (GCM) framework by Lakoff and Turner (1989) is utilised in the process to achieve the purposes of this study. The first framework entails the identification of conceptual domains and representations that the proverbs carry along with the commonalities and variations available in both languages, and the latter framework focuses on the four components, namely the Naïve Theory of the Nature in Things, the Great Chain of Being, the Generic is Specific Metaphor, and the Maxim of Quantity; to explore the differences based on the crosscultural factors in the proverbs. The results of the study revealed that there are fewer conceptual metaphors available in the English feline proverbs compared to the Malay feline proverbs, and the metaphorical conceptualization of the feline animals in the proverbs is not restricted to the domain of people only, but also incorporated into other domains, including the aspects of affairs, rank, weather, purpose, and life.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P101-410 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Bahasa Literasi & Terjemahan (School of Languages, Literacies and Translation) > Thesis
Depositing User: HJ Hazwani Jamaluddin
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2023 07:11
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 07:11

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