By Frank Polzenhagen, Zoltan Kövecses, Stefanie Vogelbacher, Sonja Kleinke

This quantity offers chosen contributions to an annual symposium on metaphor and metonymy held on the English division of Heidelberg college. It brings jointly papers by way of teachers, PhD scholars and graduates from 3 universities - Heidelberg college, Eötvös Loránd collage in Budapest, and the collage of East Anglia in Norwich. The contributions illustrate the plurality of views and strategies in present cognitive-linguistic study on metaphor and metonymy and exemplify the various ways that they are often mixed. The papers additionally attest to the big variety of domain names and issues to which metaphor- and metonymy-based examine should be utilized, together with emotion phrases, political and medical discourse, morphology, cross-cultural version and net verbal exchange.

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But not food) is still understood in terms of HUNGER, resulting in the metaphor DESIRE IS HUNGER. This example instantiates the complex pattern of conceptualization called metaphor from metonymy by Goossens (1995). The next level of abstraction is when the metonymic aspect fades and a definite metaphoric meaning is foregrounded. 6 (5) Érzem a siker/győzelem ízét a számban. success/victory taste-poss-acc def. art. mouth-possloc. e. I’m eagerly looking forward to feeling the success or victory) It is important to notice that this process of generalization yields crosscultural differences, since expressions having the same literal meaning can The same happens in the English expression having a taste for sth.

This is revealed by language in several ways. Firstly, schastje is less frequent than the other items. Secondly, the lexeme has particular collocates, like zharkij (‘hot’), that are not shared by the other two lexemes. Thirdly, it is not widely present in the conceptual mapping HAPPINESS IS WARMTH. At the level of naïve/folk models, this can be attributed to the fact that warmth is perceived through thermal sensors on the skin, that is, merely physically. Schastje does not belong to the physical level and therefore does not share any collocates with udovol’stvie, but with radost’.

Emotions in Crosslinguistic Perspective, 291-337. Berlin – New York: Mouton de Gruyter. com, accessed 15/10/12] RNC = Natsional’nyj Korpus Russkogo Yazyka (Russian National Corpus). html accessed 26/07/2012] Stefanowitsch, Anatol 2004 HAPPINESS in English and German: A metaphorical-pattern analysis. ), Language, Culture and Mind, 134-149. Stanford: CSLI. 2006a Corpus-based approaches to metaphor and metonymy. In: Anatol Stefanowitsch & Stefan Th. ), Corpus-based Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymy, 1-16.

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