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Boletín de la Academia Peruana de la Lengua

Print version ISSN 0567-6002On-line version ISSN 2708-2644


SOLIS ARONI, Nora. Metaphors of chaos and metonymies in the front-page headlines of the tabloid Trome. Bol. Acad. peru. leng. [online]. 2021, n.70, pp.221-247.  Epub Dec 02, 2021. ISSN 0567-6002.

Discourse has a communicative purpose. In the journalistic genre of tabloids, the news tries to impact the reader with striking headlines on any topic of interest; this can be seen in the headlines of one of the top-selling newspapers in Peru: Trome, a tabloid that stands out for its striking headlines, due to the use of phraseology with a metaphorical sense. This research describes conceptual metaphors in the headlines of Trome and focuses on the description of a prototypical form: chaos and one of its effects: punishment. The data collected correspond to the years 2010, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and were taken from its digital version.

Keywords : cognitive linguistics; conceptual metaphors; metonymy; prototype.

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