Maria V. Arsentieva

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In connection with the aggravation of the political and economic situation in France, there is a sharp change in its political vocabulary. The report sets the task of studying the semantic structure of the meaning of the phrase “gilets jaunes” taking into account its ideologization and determining the degree of its stability and mastery of the national language. For this purpose, we use component analysis with elements of stereotypic analysis and contextual analysis with elements of sociolinguistic analysis. As a result of the metonymic transfer of synecdoche, according to a productive model such as les cols blancs, les talons rouges, les chemises noires, the free phrase es gilets jaunes becomes stable, in whose semantic structure color designation plays a symbolic role. The symbolism of the coloronim “jaune” is ambivalent: since ancient times, yellow has been associated with sunlight, gold, honey and had a positive connotation, however, in the Middle Ages negative connotations are manifested in the associati
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • coloronim
  • ideologization
  • les gilets jaunes
  • semantics


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