Irina Yu. Tretiakova
Kostroma State University
Transforming activity of phraseological units with a colour component
Tretiakova I.Yu. Transforming activity of phraseological units with a colour component. Vestnik of Kostroma State University, 2022, vol. 28, № 2, pp. 205–211 (In Russ.). https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-2-205-211
DOI: https://doi.org/10.34216/1998-0817-2022-28-2-205-211
УДК: 811.161.1’37
Publish date: 2022-05-12
Annotation: The article deals with the transforming peculiarities of the Russian idiom проходить красной нитью (to serve as “the keynote” of smth.) and the factors conditioning phraseological transformations. The grammar structure and semantic features of the components determine transforming intensity. The colour component красный (literally – red) in the idiom has its symbolic meaning. Its symbolism stipulates a range of transforms. The idiom also possesses the symbolic meaning, which determines conversions of the unit in speech. A substitution of the component красный is based on both systematic and asystematic relations. Occasional substituting components are frequently represented with colour-words and have their own symbolic meaning. Occasional components render various expressive and evaluative characteristics of dates connected with events in a Russian native speaker’s life and the society in general. While being transformed, the idiom may lose its symbolic meaning. Diverse substitutions of the colour component and numerous transforms with various components enable us to speak about high transforming potency of the idiom.
Keywords: idiom occasional transformations, phraseological transformations, colour components, substitution of phraseological components
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Author's info: Irina Yu. Tretiakova, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Department of National Philology of Kostroma State University, Kostroma, Russia, trirfr@mail.ru, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7981-3156