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Réflexions sur la métaphore dans les discours scientifiques de vulgarisation

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Langue française
0023-8368
Publisher
CAIRN
Publication Date
Volume
101
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3406/lfr.1994.5844
Source
Legacy
Disciplines
  • Psychology

Abstract

Anne-Marie LOFFLER-LAURIAN, Reflections on Metaphor in Popular Science Discourse Metaphors are quite usual in science popularization. In this paper several types of metaphors are described (natural phenomenon / human behaviour / legendary heroes, animals / technical devices). Such a use of language reveals a popular attitude towards science : a difficulty in dealing with abstract concepts leads to a search for social and psychological answers to scientific questions beside the quest for increased knowledge.

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