Investigating the Role of Proverbs and Idiomatic Expressions in Conveying the Discursive Meanings of Discourse
This paper aims to answer the question, “To what extent do proverbs and idiomatic expressions convey the embedded meanings of discourse between the addressers and addressees?” to bring to light that proverbs and idiomatic expressions convey the embedded meaning of discourse. Therefore, the analysis concentrates on such linguistic means as nominalization and lexicalization. These means have been chosen as primary tools for the analysis due to the fact that they are closely related to the two kinds of constraints, such as nouns and words, that are used in the context. The critical discourse analysis is used to respond to such situations. Language is stated to deliver messages between the audience, namely addressers and addressees. The approach is concerned with the analysis of how ideologies mediated through context are embodied in linguistic production and reception perspectives. The result of the analysis has proved that the proverbs and idiomatic expressions were used metaphorically to convey the embedded meaning of the discourse as a highly sophisticated communication of language.