View Poll Results: Does hearing the expression "the Americanizing of our culture" have ..

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  • negative connotations for you?

    25 65.79%
  • positive connotations for you?

    0 0%
  • It depends on the context.

    12 31.58%
  • I'm indifferent to that expression.

    1 2.63%
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  1. M56
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    #1

    Semantic prosody and expressions.

    As some of you here know, I am fascinated by how certain language items (words, expressions, etc) can have positive or negative connotations for their receivers, often independent of the dictionary meaning. In Linguistics this is called semantic prosody.


    The poll question is about the quite common expression "the Americanizing of our culture"
    Last edited by M56; 23-Feb-2005 at 09:48. Reason: Added preposition.

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    #2

    Re: Semantic prosody and expressions.

    Should we explain why now, or hold our horses?

  2. M56
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    #3

    Re: Semantic prosody and expressions.

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Should we explain why now, or hold our horses?
    Are your horses American thoroughbreds?



    Just go for it, Td!

  3. PetraM
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    #4

    Re: Semantic prosody and expressions.

    Hello!

    I am new here, and just noticed that you have a thread about semantic prosody. I am studying post graduate English and have to do a seminar paper on semantic prosody. I also find it fascinating just as you said M56, and agree with you.

    So far U have read Sinclair's Trust The Text, an article by Wolfram Bublitz, and Michael Hoey's vies on semantic prosody. Could you recommend some further reading? Am just starting with my seminar paper and could use some suggestions, since this is a relatively new linguistiv topic.

    Thx!
    Petra

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