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A cross-cultural analysis of heart metaphors

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Journal
Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses
0214-4808
Publisher
Publicaciones Universidad de Alicante
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Keywords
  • Lingüística Cognitiva
  • Metáfora
  • Conceptualización
  • Comparación Intercultural
  • Metonimia
  • Filología Inglesa

Abstract

In this article we propose a cognitive model which results of metaphorical expressions gathered from dictionaries and thesauri and their later examination and classification. We begin with basic conceptual operations, such as reification and personification, to arrive at more complex metaphors which constitute the “Idealized Cognitive Model”.

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