Figurative Transformation of Free Compound Words into Adjectival Phraseological Units in the Albanian and English Language to be Acquired from the Students

  • Lediana Beshaj Universiteti “Hëna e plotë” Beder, Departamenti i gjuhës angleze

Abstract

One of the crucial features of phraseology is figurative meanings the words get. In this paper it is aimed to see the figurative transformation of similies and metaphors considered as free compound words into adjectival phraseological units in the Albanian and English language. The examples are extracted from the “Phraseological Dictionary of the Albanian language” compiled by J. Thomai, from the English-Albanian Phraseological Dictionary of I. Stefanllari, as well as from the lexical file departament of the Albanian language. A special focus is given to the meaning that these phraseological units have and how can they be acquired by the students, in order to have a native like fluency of the foreign language. Phraseological units are very hard to be acquired by the students as their meaning is different ( not all the time though) from the words that this phraseological unit is compounded of. In the English language the adjective is one of the most important part of speech that describes, identifies, modifies, or quantifies something (a noun or a pronoun). Thus, adjective are used frequently in all types of discourses and styles. The area where the adjectival phraseological units are commonly used is literature and that is where the figurative meaning is definitely appreciated and emphasied to make it more attractive to the reader and to make one’s writings colorful. Hopefully, these adjectival phraseological units will help and will be used by anyone who wishes to write aristically.
Published
Aug 30, 2015
How to Cite
BESHAJ, Lediana. Figurative Transformation of Free Compound Words into Adjectival Phraseological Units in the Albanian and English Language to be Acquired from the Students. European Journal of Language and Literature, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 70-77, aug. 2015. ISSN 2411-4103. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejls/article/view/575>. Date accessed: 29 nov. 2020. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejls.v2i1.p70-77.