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Meaning in Metaphors Used in Nollywood Films: A Lexical Concept Integration
Journal of Universal Language
This paper examines contributions of the semantic potential of lexical items in the metaphorical expressions used in Nollywood films towards realisation of the intended meaning. Metaphor can be described as a semantic change based on a similarity in form or function between one linguistic concept and another. The data were extracted from the Nollywood films uploaded on internet via YouTube, and they are analysed using the lexical concept integration in Vyvyan Evans' theory of Lexical Conceptdoi:10.22425/jul.2019.20.1.99 fatcat:tmrxcphsjbakflvfivhpjz3zmi