Cognitive exploration of language and linguistics

Publication Type  Book Article
Year of Publication  2001
Authors  Gentner, Dedre; Bowdle, Brian F.; Wolff, Phillip; Boronat, Consuelo
Key Words  Cognitive Linguistics
Notes  "surprisingly little is known about how metaphors are psychologically processed" p. 199Metaphor can be modeled as inter-domain mappings for novel but not for conventional metaphors which can be better captured by models from analogy.They propose a theory 'the career of metaphor'"how metaphoric representation changes as a metaphor evolves from novel to conventional."Describe types of theories: localist vs. domain-mapping (incl. some problems with Lakoff's strong invariance claims)Possibilities of domain mapping:-projective mapping (creates new meaning)-structural parallelism (metaphors reflect parallel semantic domain)-cognitive archeology (systematic metaphors are mapped as large-scale conceptual systems)-local lexical relations (simple polysemies adn homphonies) <-- weakest theory
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