Metaphor across Time and Conceptual Space

The interplay of embodiment and cultural models

James J. Mischler, III | Northwestern State University of Louisiana
ISBN 9789027204066 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027271808 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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Contemporary linguistic forms are partially the product of their historical antecedents, and the same is true for cognitive conceptualization. The book presents the results of several diachronic corpus studies of conceptual metaphor in a longitudinal and empirical “mixed methods” design, employing both quantitative and qualitative analysis measures; the study design was informed by usage-based theory. The goal was to investigate the interaction over time between conceptualization and cultural models in historical English-speaking society. The main study of two linguistic metaphors of anger spans five centuries (A.D. 1500 to 1990). The results show that conceptualization and cultural models—understood as non-autonomous, encyclopedic knowledge—work together to determine both the meaning and use of a linguistic metaphor. In addition, historically a wide variety of emotion concepts formed a complex cognitive array called the Domain Matrix of emotion. The implications for conceptual metaphor theory, research methodology, and future study are discussed in detail.
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Metaphor Across Time and Conceptual Space is a useful addition to a currently popular research area—the diachronic study of metaphors of emotion—and as such it should find a ready audience. Its particular contribution lies in the very explicit attempt to bring notions of embodiment together with cultural considerations, and it does so persuasively. It will be of relevance to scholars with an interest in the conceptualization of emotions, as well as historical linguists, and should also offer a useful perspective to historians, particularly early modern historians, given the use of corpora with a center of gravity in this period”
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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