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Literatura y lingüística

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DE-MATTEIS, Lorena M. A. Expressions of marine origin in the birth of the different ways to fly: aeronautics, aviation and astronautics. Lit. lingüíst. [online]. 2012, n.25, pp.275-298. ISSN 0716-5811.

In everyday communication, a lexical-semantic connection of analogical base can be established between ballooning, aviation and astronautics. This connection is based, first, by a process of transference of the respective technical terminology, and then in the social adoption of the lexical units of technical origin, the similarities are reinforced by the use of metaphors to explain the new realities. Thus, the lexical analysis shows that ballooning, aviation and space exploration are socially conceived and linguistically denoted by expressions that refer to the idea of maritime navigation.

Keywords : vocabulary; terminology; transportation; metaphors; bonaerense Spanish.

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