The metaphoric structure in slang expressions related to military service Askerli̇ǧe i̇li̇şki̇n argo i̇fadelerdeki̇ metafori̇k yapi

Tunç G.

Milli Folklor, vol.10, no.78, pp.105-108, 2008 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 78
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Milli Folklor
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.105-108
  • Keywords: Metaphoric structure, Military service, Slang expressions
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


This article, which aims to expound the reference world of slang related to military service, initially introduces a theoretical background to the concept of slang, while dealing with the relation between slang and metaphor and the metaphoric structure of slang. Subsequently, it is put forth that military service slang has two worlds of reference. One of these worlds is related to slang expressions referring to kinship, which is expounded in terms of society's conception of military service. The other is related to the lexical field of death, which is discussed in terms of the dangers of military service as well as the codification process of this danger.