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Contrastive Analysis of Dog Expressions in English and Persian

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Conference

2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

Start Date

June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

International Poster Session

Tagged Division

International

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

22.380.1 - 22.380.7

DOI

10.18260/1-2--17661

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https://peer.asee.org/17661

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Fakhteh Nakhavali Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

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Abstract

Contrastive analysis of Dog expressions in English and Persian Pahlavannezhad, MohammadReza Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Nakhavaly, Fakhteh Ferdowsi University of MashhadAbstractThis study is based on corpora of Animal Expressions in English and Persian. In this research dog expressions areexamined based on Hsieh’s (2006) approach of semantic molecules to explore the salient Meanings and the culturalbackgrounds. Animal expressions may reveal people's thoughts, emotions, culture, and customs. The analysis ofabout ten thousand Persian and English proverbs shows that there are 207 Persian and 97 English "dog" expressions.In spite of cultural and social differences between English and Persian, the salient semantic properties derived fromthe name of this animal are nearly the same. The main semantic molecules of the word "dog" are "worthless, bad –tempered, cruel, violent" in both languages.

Nakhavali, F. (2011, June), Contrastive Analysis of Dog Expressions in English and Persian Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17661

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