Use of metaphors in languages (standard / non-standard language, slang register)

Project type: Charles University Mini-grant 2023

Flagship: Flagship 2

Project leader at CU: Mgr. Radka Mudrochová, Ph.D. (Faculty of Arts)

Participating universities: Heidelberg University, University of Warsaw, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III (external partner)

The project examines metaphors in the expressions where they appear, but also in discourses in various languages, especially in French, Czech, Polish and German, the languages of 4EU+ alliance.

The main research questions of the project are:

  • How do the various languages and their varieties use metaphors, both from a lexical and phraseological and discursive point of view?

  • What is the lexicographic treatment of metaphorical expressions?

  • What are the problems posed by the translation / transposition of metaphors?

  • How are they presented in literature in various languages?