Book review: Hrisztova-Gotthardt, Hrisztalina; T. Litovkina, Anna; Barta, Péter; Vargha, Katalin (2018). Anti-proverbs today: a comparative linguistic analysis of five languages [A közmondásferdítések ma: Öt nyelv antiproverbiumainak nyelvészeti vizsgálata]. Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó.

Daniel Many

Abstract


In the present book, the authors deal not only with traditional, well-known proverbs, but mostly with their modified versions, anti-proverbs. Anti-proverbs permeate all aspects of our lives and appear in a broad range of generic contexts. Although the alterations of proverbs are as old as proverbs themselves, their proliferation resulting from the rapid development of media is now faster than ever.


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References


Mieder, W. (1993). Proverbs are Never out of Season: Popular Wisdom in the Modern Age. New York: Oxford University Press.


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