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Space in Cognitive Linguistics
Space in Cognitive Linguistics

Author(s): Attila Imre
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Scientia
Keywords: perception; body; space; time; mental spaces

Summary/Abstract: Cognitive linguistics brought about changes starting from reshaping our approach to metaphors. Our bodily experience in space serves as the basis for the majority of metaphorical expressions and the present article focuses on some of the English, Romanian and Hungarian prepositions/verbal prefixes, such as over, peste, túl, végig. Their basic meaning(s) can be more easily understood resorting to basic spatial relationships, such as up, down, beyond a certain point. The conclusion presents various levels of metaphorisation and further possibilities regarding spatial exploration of metaphors.

  • Issue Year: 4/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 247-260
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English