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

Rudolf Schmitt


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


metaphorical concepts; metaphor analysis; cognitive linguistic; qualitative interpretation


Copyright (c) 2004 Rudolf Schmitt

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