By Louis Goossens, Paul Pauwels, Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn, Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen, Johan Vanparys
This quantity includes seven synchronic and diachronic empirical investigations into the expression and conceptualization of linguistic motion in English, targeting figurative extensions. the subsequent concerns are explored:
• resource domain names, and their relation to the complexities of linguistic motion as a goal domain.
• The function of axiological parameter, the experiential grounding of metaphors expressing price decisions and the half performed via image-schemata, how worth decisions take place and their socio-cultural embedding.
• The graded personality of metaphoricity and its correlation with levels of recoverability/salience.
• The interplay of metonymy and metaphor, e.g. the query what elements encourage the conventionalization of metonymies, including the viewpoint that conventionalized metaphors often have a metonymic origin.
• The function of image-schemata within the association and improvement of a lexical subfield, which increases new questions about the character of metaphor, the id of resource and objective domain names and the Invariance speculation.
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Dr. K. Engels. Body Parts in Linguistic Action Underlying Schemata and Value Judgements Paul Pauwels Catholic Flemish Institute of Higher Education Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen University of Ghent 0. Introduction In this paper we will take a closer look at metaphors which originate in the domain of 'body parts' 1 . These are metaphors which either contain explicit names of parts of the body or refer to processes in which body parts are implicit but play a central role. Our material consists of 175 items, selected from the corpus of linguistic action metaphors described by Vanparys in this volume.
O. down to. o. silent), magnetize. o. o. o. o. off his feet. Additional examples of cognitive or emotional effects phrased in terms of physical effects include: (101) His funny story really broke me up. (LDOCE) (102) I will not burden you with a lengthy account. (LDOCE) (103) News that the king had imprisoned many parliamentary officals threatened to convulse the country. (LDOCE) (104) That joke really creased me. 11 Verbal aggression as physical aggression One of the better known metaphorical clusters introduced by Lakoff and Johnson (1980) is ARGUMENT IS WAR (see also Lakoff 1992).
In both cases, what is investigated belongs to others, and hence the act is slightly objectionable, which is another salient aspect in the metaphorisation. Other metaphors clearly rely on the animal domain, since they involve body parts which humans do not have or refer to actions which humans do not perform. Prick up one's ears describes the act of listening, while put out feelers again focuses on the use of language to elicit information. Violent actions Within the domain of violent actions, one subdomain is that of fighting.
By Word of Mouth: Metaphor, Metonymy and Linguistic Action in a Cognitive Perspective by Louis Goossens, Paul Pauwels, Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn, Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen, Johan Vanparys