Metaphorical Processes in English and French within the Source and Target Domain in Cognitive Semantics

Brankica Bojović


Within cognitive semantics the metaphorical processes, which are very powerful, underlie the mechanism of thought. Semantic changes found in these processes are reflected in the connection between the source and the target domain through the semantic cognitive construction. Note is made of the broadening of the lexical meaning into abstract concepts within English and French cultures which changes the way in which the world is comprehended. The illustrated metaphors are based on their similarity and on cross-domain correlations, which give rise to the perceived similarities between the two domains within the corpus of English and French metaphors.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n4p69

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