Publication details [#13290]

Negro Alousque, Isabel. 2011. A semantic and pragmatic analysis of English colour idioms . Babel Afial 20 : 149–162. 14 pp.
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Universida de Vigo


This paper focuses on English colour idioms. Based on a semantic and pragmatic point of view, an analysis of these idioms is provided. In particular, colour idioms found in The Times were studied. It is claimed that the communicative function of colours is of interest, since they are frequently used figuratively.