Cited by Lee Sonogan
Abstract by Adolphe Haberer
A sure thing is that clichés have a bad reputation. Trying to define the cliché as a linguistic or stylistic category, however, leads to all sorts of difficulties, as we seem to be dealing with “matters as imprecise as the shape and size of a cloud or the beginning and end of a wave”. Following the example of Louis MacNeice who once wrote a “Homage to Clichés”, in this paper I will take the defence of the cliché and show that in the terms of a (Lacanian) problematics of the subject’s enunciation it has its own function and significance.
Publication: Journal of English Studies (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
Pub Date: May 2008 DOI:10.18172/jes.125
Keywords: Figurative Language, Lingustics, English Studies
https://publicaciones.unirioja.es/ojs/index.php/jes/article/view/125 (Plenty more sections in downloadable PDF)