Begriffsmischung Und Metapher (Blending and Metapher)

Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 25 (3-4), pp. 241-262, 2003

22 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2012

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Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Gilles Fauconnier

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: June 1, 2003

Abstract

Widespread metaphors such as "he exploded" project physical categories to emotional phenomena. The traditional two-domain model of metaphor postulates that in such cases the source domain enables the understanding of the target domain. The authors prove that this model is sufficient to explain culturally entrenched metaphors, but fails to cope with more creative cases. They propose a more sophisticated multi-space model of conceptual projection which contains the blend as an additional domain. The power of this model is demonstrated by several analyses, e.g., of the "Grim Reaper," the "Birth Stork," the desktop metaphor of man-machine interaction as well as the decapitated speaker in Dante's Inferno.

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Keywords: Blending, Conceptual Integration, Metaphor, Cognitive Linguistics

Suggested Citation

Turner, Mark B. and Fauconnier, Gilles, Begriffsmischung Und Metapher (Blending and Metapher) (June 1, 2003). Zeitschrift für Semiotik, 25 (3-4), pp. 241-262, 2003. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2137773

Mark B. Turner (Contact Author)

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Gilles Fauconnier

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Cognitive Science ( email )

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La Jolla, CA 92093-0515
United States

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