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Discourse metaphors: The link between figurative language and habitual analogies

  • Cognitive linguists have long been interested in analogies people habitually use in thinking and speaking, but little is known about the nature of the relationship between verbal behaviour and such analogical schemas. This article proposes that discourse metaphors are an important link between the two. Discourse metaphors are verbal expressions containing a construction that evokes an analogy negotiated in the discourse community. Results of an analysis of metaphors in a corpus of newspaper texts support the prediction that regular analogies are form-specific, i.e., bound to particular lexical items. Implications of these results for assumptions about the generality of habitual analogies are discussed.

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Author:Jörg ZinkenGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-33259
URL:http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cogl.2007.18.issue-3/cog.2007.024/cog.2007.024.xml?format=INT
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1515/COG.2007.024
ISSN:1613-3641
Parent Title (English):Cognitive Linguistics
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2007
Date of Publication (online):2014/12/12
Tag:corpus linguistics; discourse metaphor; figurative meaning; metaphor theory
GND Keyword:Denken; Metapher; Semantik; Sprechen
Volume:18
Issue:3
First Page:445
Last Page:466
Note:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 410 Linguistik / 410 Linguistik
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Psycholinguistik / Kognitive Linguistik
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG