Svitlana Shurma

List of John Benjamins publications for which Svitlana Shurma plays a role.


This paper presents an analysis of nonce words that relies on Cognitive Grammar (CG) using the English version of “Jabberwocky” and its two Ukrainian renditions. We identify great variation among the versions, both inter-lingual and intra-lingual. In particular, not only do the versions differ… read more
Shurma, Svitlana and Wei-lun Lu 2018 The cognitive potential of antithesis: ‘To be, or not to be’ in Hamlet’s signature soliloquyRevisiting Shakespeare's Language, Baicchi, Annalisa, Roberta Facchinetti, Silvia Cacchiani and Antonio Bertacca (eds.), pp. 141–168 | Article
This paper investigates the working of antithesis in Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy “To be, or not to be” and its three Ukrainian translations. In cognitive poetics, antithesis is often viewed as a verbal variety of conceptual oxymoron. However, this paper argues for distinguishing… read more