Metaphor in terminology : A case study of human body terms in the domain of heavy machinery


KRÁLIKOVÁ Ivana LU Wei-lun

Year of publication 2017
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The book chapter examines metaphorical expressions from the source domain of HUMAN BODY as used in the target domain of HEAVY MACHINERY. It argues that - owing to the tangible nature of both domain involved - these cases are better interpreted as cases of discourse metaphor in sense of Evans (2013) rather than a case of conceptual metaphor. Evans, V. 2013. Metaphor, lexical concepts and figurative meaning constructions. Journal of Cognitive Semiotics V (1–2), 73–107.
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