Calquing and Borrowing of Idiomatic Noun Compounds - Université de Limoges Accéder directement au contenu
Chapitre D'ouvrage Année : 2013

Calquing and Borrowing of Idiomatic Noun Compounds


This study examines the calquing and, to a lesser extent, the borrowing of a specific group of idiomatic noun compounds, namely those including a colour term as in white elephant or black spot. This phraseological contrastive study involves English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Although most cases are examples of calques of English compounds to be found in these four Romance languages, we will be looking as well into the influence of French not only on English but also on the other languages. Our claim is that an important number of these calques have made their way into these languages, and many others, especially via the international press and media and that they display different degrees of institutionalisation.


Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
calques_colour_compounds.pdf (462.58 Ko) Télécharger le fichier
Origine : Fichiers produits par l'(les) auteur(s)

Dates et versions

hal-00933034 , version 1 (20-11-2017)
hal-00933034 , version 2 (07-01-2018)


  • HAL Id : hal-00933034 , version 2


Ramon Marti Solano. Calquing and Borrowing of Idiomatic Noun Compounds. Phraseologie im interlingualen und interkulturellen Kontakt/Phraseology in Interlingual and Intercultural Contact, Zora 95, pp.239-250, 2013. ⟨hal-00933034v2⟩
136 Consultations
766 Téléchargements


Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More