On syntactic and semantic decomposition of an idio

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The metaphoric nature of an idiom accounts the unpredictability of the global meaning of the whole from, the literal meanings of the constituent parts and results in its usage as a lexical expressive means in fiction. Syntactic and semantic flexibility of idioms is confirmed by various kinds of their deformations.

Y S Chernyakova

Moscow Region State Institute of Humanities and Social Studies

Email: y-chernyakova@mail.ru
Кафедра английского языка; Московский государственный областной социально-гуманитарный институт; Moscow Region State Institute of Humanities and Social Studies

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