Essays about: "linguistic metaphor"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 essays containing the words linguistic metaphor.

  1. 1. How crossing one's fingers and holding one's thumbs manages to convey a similar semantic meaning. : The cognitive motivations behind the understanding of three Swedish and English idiom pairs, with different words for body parts.

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Hanna Lindblom; [2017]
    Keywords : Metaphor; metonymy; embodied motivation; idioms; body parts; comparative.;

    Abstract : Three idiom pairs were analysed in order to identify which conceptual motivation, in the form of metaphors, metonymies, embodied motivations and conventional knowledge, were present. Each pair had one Swedish- and one English idiom. READ MORE

  2. 2. Refugees in British Media Coverage : A Study of Dehumanizing Conceptual Metaphors

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Kajsa Törmä; [2017]
    Keywords : Cognitive Linguistics; Cognitive Metaphor Theory; metaphor; immigration discourse; newspapers;

    Abstract : This study exemplifies, analyses and discusses the conceptual metaphors refugees are water and refugees are animals in British media discourse. In order to do this, examples of linguistic tokens of the metaphors were collected from four of the biggest newspapers in Britain; Daily Mail, The Sun, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. READ MORE

  3. 3. Conceptual Metaphors in Lyrics by Leonard Cohen

    University essay from Umeå universitet/Institutionen för språkstudier

    Author : Anna Johansson; [2016]
    Keywords : Conceptual Metaphor Theory; Lexical expression; LOVE; LIFE; DEATH; Ten New Songs; Leonard Cohen;

    Abstract : The purpose of this study is to find and analyse conceptual metaphors in the lyrics, A Thousand Kissed Deep, Here It Is, and Boogie Street from the album Ten New Songs (2001) by Leonard Cohen using Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT). In order to detected the conceptual metaphors, the source and target domains were identified. READ MORE

  4. 4. Motion-emotion metaphors in Estonian: A cross-linguistic comparison with Finnish, English and Swedish

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Liina Paju; [2016]
    Keywords : Conceptual metaphor; discourse metaphor; emotion; genealogy; integral linguistics; motion; non-actual motion; synthesis; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : The present thesis investigates motion-emotion metaphors in Estonian and compares them cross-linguistically with Finnish, English and Swedish. Motion-emotion metaphors (e.g. READ MORE

  5. 5. Burning Images The Metaphor of Fire in Literature

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : David Karlson-Weimann; [2015-02-09]
    Keywords : metaphor; Fahrenheit 451; formalism; cognitive linguistics;

    Abstract : Abstract: Fire is often used as a metaphor, both in everyday language and in literature. This essay aims to investigate the properties of this metaphor in a literary context through analysis of two novels, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and The Great Fire of London by Peter Ackroyd. READ MORE