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Chkbeidze, V. V. 1992. Statika i dinamika metonintii (The statics and dynamics of metonymy). Virtual, Distributed and Flexible Organisations: Studies in Organisational Semiotics 2 (9) : 118–120. 3 pp.
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Russian adjectival metonym data are used to differentiate and characterize static and dynamic metonymies. A phenomenon of daily language use, static metonymy has low expressivity, regular occurrence, lexicographic record, stable meaning, and little or no context requirement. Dynamic metonymy is occasional, expressively and emotionally loaded, absent in general language lexicons, and in absolute need of context for understanding. Static metonymy is a phraseologism in colloquial language whereas dynamic metonymy is a poetic creation in a literary work. (Z. Dubiel in LLBA 1999, vol. 33, n. 3)