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1. The concept of kināya

Unlike many Medieval Arabic rhetorical processes, such as istiʿārametaphor’, kināya cannot be matched appropriately with an English trope or figure. Yet, the rhetorical processes involved are of a general nature, supporting the idea that kināya is not only a specific trope of the Arabic linguistic tradition but also a general concept of rhetoric and speec…

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Joseph Dichy, “Kināya”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 24 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0073>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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