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Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Sam Glucksberg

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The book presents a comprehensive account of how people understand metaphors and idioms in everyday discourse. Traditionally, figurative language has been considered to be derived from and more ... More


Cognitive Semantics

Dirk Geeraerts

in Theories of Lexical Semantics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198700302
eISBN:
9780191706288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198700302.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

The fifth chapter describes cognitive semantics. Cognitive semantics is the psychologically and cognitively oriented approach to semantics that developed from 1980 onwards. Innovations brought to the ... More


Concepts as Metaphors

Sam Glucksberg

in Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195111095
eISBN:
9780199872107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111095.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the roles that metaphor might play in conceptual representation. Lakoff's conceptual metaphor theory argues that abstract concepts, such as “theory”, are understood in terms of ... More


Using Cognitive Semantics to Relate Mesa Verde Archaeology to Modern Pueblo Languages

Scott G. Ortman

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter proposes a new method for relating protolanguages to archaeological complexes based on the cognitive process known as conceptual metaphor. Material metaphors of the people who created ... More


Metaphor, Cognition, Culture

Zoltán Kövecses

in Handbook of Advances in Culture and Psychology, Volume 7

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190879228
eISBN:
9780190879549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879228.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The chapter reports on work concerned with the issue of how conceptual metaphor theory (CMT) functions as a link between culture and cognition. Three large areas are investigated to this effect. ... More


Metaphors, myths, ideologies and archives

Richard J. Watts

in Language Myths and the History of English

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195327601
eISBN:
9780199893539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327601.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The opening chapter sets the scene with respect to ways in which language ideologies evolve discursively. The argument is sociocognitive. At the bottom of all discursive activity lie conceptual ... More


The ‘Open Door’: Metaphor and Promoting the Barnardo Brand

Susan Ash

in Funding Philanthropy: Dr. Barnardo, Metaphor, Narrative and Spectacle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381397
eISBN:
9781786945433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381397.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces Barnardo’s use of metaphor, employing conceptual metaphor theory to explain how comparing an organization to an ‘open door’ inculcated the values of Christian hospitality in ... More


Metaphors and Norms

Stefan Larsson

in Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter elaborates on the theoretical foundation of the book. This includes the origin and development of conceptual metaphor theory (CMT), the experiential and embodied aspects of concepts—a ... More


Conceptual Metaphor Theory and the GRID paradigm in the study of anger in English and Spanish1

Cristina Soriano

in Components of Emotional Meaning: A sourcebook

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592746
eISBN:
9780191762765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592746.003.0029
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In this chapter, two methodologies in the study of emotion conceptualization are compared: the GRID paradigm, stemming from psychology, which looks at the meaning of emotion words using speakers’ ... More


Religious Metaphors at the Crossroads between Apophatical Theology and Cognitive Linguistics: An Interdisciplinary Study

Kurt Feyaerts and Lieven Boeve

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter introduces an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religious discourse, inspired by the observation that the tradition of negative theology, rediscovered by postmodern philosophy ... More


Where Metaphors Come From: Reconsidering Context in Metaphor

Zoltán Kövecses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190224868
eISBN:
9780190224882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224868.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that what is known as “conceptual metaphor theory” has stood the test of time. At the same time, it also suggests that the view of metaphorical grounding as proposed in the book ... More


Buddhist Metaphors in the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra: A Cognitive Perspective

Xiuping Gao and Chun Lan

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This is a study of the metaphorical expressions in the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra from the perspective of cognitive linguistics, with a special emphasis on five concepts, SPACE, TIME, LIFE, ... More


The Embodied Law

Stefan Larsson

in Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter uses embodiment and the experiential basis of conceptual metaphor theory, especially the work of Lakoff and Johnson with regard to its relationship to spatialisation, to argue for the ... More


Between Form and Function in (Intellectual) Property

Stefan Larsson

in Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The notion of property is at the core of our culture, but the bond between the form and function of property has been under constant negotiation, especially regarding the “intellectual” and ... More


Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Stefan Larsson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book makes a significant contribution to sociolegal analysis and also represents a valuable contribution to conceptual metaphor theory. By utilising the case of copyright in a digital context it ... More


Snakes, Leaves, and Poisoned Arrows: Metaphors of Emotion in Early Buddhism

Hubert Kowalewski

in Religion, Language, and the Human Mind

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190636647
eISBN:
9780190636678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190636647.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

A paradox about emotions is that although we experience them directly through our minds and bodies, they appear to be vague and elusive when we try to talk about them. Consequently, most of the ... More


Reanimating the Body in Conceptual Metaphor Theory

Elisabeth El Refaie

in Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190678173
eISBN:
9780190678203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678173.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter critically reviews the traditional notion of embodiment in Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT), arguing that it is characterized by a somewhat inflexible view of the way the human body ... More


Metaphor

Margaret H. Freeman

in The Poem as Icon: A Study in Aesthetic Cognition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190080419
eISBN:
9780190080440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190080419.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, Poetry

Metaphor is dangerous. The act of metaphoring—mapping between unlike domains—has iconic power, power to transform our conventional ways of seeing and, by so doing, to change or modulate our minds and ... More


Copies: A Metaphoric Expansion of Copyright

Stefan Larsson

in Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter utilises the conceptual metaphor theory outlined above to analyse how the concept of “copy” in copyright law is expanding in a digital society to cover more phenomena than originally ... More


Platform, Storage or Bulletin Board? The Swedish Pirate Bay Court Case

Stefan Larsson

in Conceptions in the Code: How Metaphors Explain Legal Challenges in Digital Times

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190650384
eISBN:
9780190650414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190650384.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The definition or branding of the BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay (TPB), a sort of analogical characterisation of what TPB “really” is, was a key issue in the Swedish court case against it. That would ... More


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