Metaphor Clusters in the New York Times Press Reports of the 2012 Presidential Elections in the U.S.

Figar, Vladimir and Antovic, Mihailo (2015). Metaphor Clusters in the New York Times Press Reports of the 2012 Presidential Elections in the U.S. In: Jezik, književnost, diskurs - Jezička istraživanja, Mišić-Ilić, Biljana and Vesna Lopičić, eds., 233-258. Niš: Filozofski fakultet, Univerzitet u Nišu

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Vladimir Figar

University of Nis, Faculty of Philosophy, English Department

Mihailo Antovic

University of Nis

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Through a combined quantitative-qualitative approach the present paper explores the role of metaphor clusters in the political discourse of daily newspapers. Metaphor identification procedure is adopted from the Pragglejaz Group (2007), while the procedure for identifying metaphor clusters is adopted from Koller (2003) and Cameron and Stelma (2004). Theoretical framework of the paper is predominantly based on Conceptual Blending Theory (CBT), where special attention is paid to the treatment of conceptual metaphors and the ways individual integration networks might interact when clustered together within the immediate discourse context. Such an approach is expected to yield a thorough insight into both the structure and the specific mappings that take place within clusters of metaphorical integration networks.

Keywords: metaphor clusters, conceptual blending, compression, backward projections, coupled elaboration, political discourse of daily newspapers

Suggested Citation

Figar, Vladimir and Antovic, Mihailo, Metaphor Clusters in the New York Times Press Reports of the 2012 Presidential Elections in the U.S. (2015). Figar, Vladimir and Antovic, Mihailo (2015). Metaphor Clusters in the New York Times Press Reports of the 2012 Presidential Elections in the U.S. In: Jezik, književnost, diskurs - Jezička istraživanja, Mišić-Ilić, Biljana and Vesna Lopičić, eds., 233-258. Niš: Filozofski fakultet, Univerzitet u Nišu, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2599321

Vladimir Figar (Contact Author)

University of Nis, Faculty of Philosophy, English Department ( email )

Cirila i Metodija 2
Nis, 18000
Serbia

Mihailo Antovic

University of Nis ( email )

Cirila i Metodija 2
Nis, 18000
Republic of Serbia

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