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Accessing multiple meanings : the case of zeugma

  title={Accessing multiple meanings : the case of zeugma},
  author={Agnieszka Solska},
  • Agnieszka Solska
  • Published 2008
  • Zeugma, sometimes referred to as sortal crossing, i s a semantic anomaly which occurs when a word or phrase has to be interp reted in two distinct ways simultaneously, thus triggering a punning effect. F or example, in sentence (1) the verb fix is applied to the object the problem in the sense of “solve,” and to the second object the blame in a different sense, namely “assign.” In sentence (2) the verb expire oscillates between two different senses, i.e. “die,” which applies to the subject he… CONTINUE READING
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