Review Essay: Argument is War, Love is a Journey, and Qualitative Research Needs a Pair of Glasses

  • Rudolf Schmitt University of Applied Sciences Zittau-Görlitz
Keywords: metaphorical concepts, metaphor analysis, cognitive linguistic, qualitative interpretation

Abstract

LAKOFF and JOHNSON argue that common metaphorical words imply cognitive models, which they call "metaphorical concepts." They extend the definition of metaphor beyond classical definitions. Metaphorical concepts grasp patterns of meaning and methods of metaphor analysis have been derived from this approach as tools for interpreting qualitative data. The book reviewed was the first publication of the so-called "cognitive linguistic" school. It can still be strongly recommended for qualitative researchers today, although some definitions have changed. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0402190

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Author Biography

Rudolf Schmitt, University of Applied Sciences Zittau-Görlitz
Rudolf SCHMITT (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/beirat/schmitt-d.htm), Studium von Psychologie und Germanistik in Marburg und Berlin, jeweils mehrere Jahre in Einzelfall- und Familienhilfe und Psychiatrie beschäftigt, seit 1997 Professur für Psychologie am FB Sozialwesen der HTWS Zittau-Görlitz, wissenschaftlicher Schwerpunkt: Metaphernanalyse als sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsverfahren; siehe seine Beiträge in FQS: Skizzen zur Metaphernanalyse (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/1-00/1-00schmitt-d.htm) sowie Methode und Subjektivität in der Systematischen Metaphernanalyse (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-03/2-03schmitt-d.htm). Rudolf SCHMITT hat in zurückliegenden Ausgaben von FQS Besprechungen zu "Qualitative Forschung. Ein Handbuch" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/1-01/1-01review-schmitt-d.htm), zu "Sozialwissenschaftliche Hermeneutik. Eine Einführung" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-00/3-00review-schmitt-d.htm) und zu "Krankheit verstehen. Interdisziplinäre Beiträge zur Sprache in Krankheitsdarstellungen" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/3-02/3-02review-schmitt-d.htm) verfasst.
Published
2004-05-31

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