Metonymies in Textbooks Intended for Teaching German for Specific Purpose at the Faculty of Food Technology

Antonija Saric


Traditional figures of speech (metaphors, metonymies, synecdoche) play an important role in everyday language. Moreover, they are used when discussing complex scientific, political, and social issues in the entire world. The aim of this paper is to determine if metonymies play an important role in the area of food technology too, i.e. if they are significantly represented in the textbooks intended for teaching German for specific purposes at the Faculty of food technology. By classifying metonymies, light will be shed on the most prevailing types used in three German textbooks. Even though metonymies are commonly used to produce rhetorical effects such as in humour, jargon, literature, persuasion, this paper will determine if they can be found in the scientific field of food technology.

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