Notes Towards the Analysis of Metaphor

Rudolf Schmitt


G. LAKOFF and M. JOHNSON's theory of cognitive linguistics and their definition of metaphor and metaphorical concepts have led to a variety of qualitative approaches whose common aim is to reconstruct metaphorical concepts and metaphorical reasoning in everyday language. Targets of these approaches were cross-cultural, cultural, subcultural, individual matters and metaphoric interaction. To illustrate this, two different strategies for a systematic procedure are briefly outlined. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0001206


metaphorical concepts; metaphor analysis; everyday language; qualitative approaches

Copyright (c) 2000 Rudolf Schmitt

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