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Novak, Anita. (2017). Jezično-filozofska promišljanja sinonimije i teorija značenja. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Department of Philosophy. [mentor Jelaska, Zrinka and Mikulić, Borislav].

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Synonymy is the semantic relationship that exists between two or more words that have the same (or nearly the same) meaning and belong to the same part of speech, but are spelled differently. Considering that the basic role of language is the expression of meaning, which is constructed by a speaker, this graduate thesis will try to present different types of meanings, cognitive domains of our knowledge and construction of meaning in certain contexts. The construction of meaning implies a creative cognitive process of giving advantages to only the particular parts of meaning and extending the others to the second plan, which is the fundamental basis for researching synonymy. Thinking about meanings is the intersection of the interests of cognitive linguistics and the philosophy of language. Because of that, synonymy is presented from these two points of view. The purpose of the thesis is to define the concept of synonymy and its scope and to distinguish it from related linguistic phenomena. This work is divided into five chapters. After the introduction, the second chapter discusses meaning itself. It includes traditional philosophical theories of meaning (referential, descriptive, causal-historical, ideational and theory of use), and then explains the cognitive-linguistic approach to meaning and its types. The third chapter is about synonymy and synonyms, the criteria of synonymy and differences between synonymy and similar linguistic phenomena. Furthermore, this chapter explains the principle of the prototype theoretical relation and shows the basic principles of desynonymyzation. It also presents short historiographic review of philosophical studies of synonymy and, at the very end, specifies types of synonyms. The fourth chapter illustrates differents degrees of relationship between words: equality, multiplicity and similarity. Fifth chapter outlines the conclusion of graduate thesis.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: synonymy, meaning, cognitive linguistics, philosophy of language, theories of meaning
Subjects: Philosophy
Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Jelaska, Zrinka and Mikulić, Borislav
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 09:40
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 09:40

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