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Family Beyond Borders
Family Beyond Borders

Author(s): Aleksandra S. Aleksandrova
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Foreign languages learning, Media studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Communication studies, Comparative Linguistics, Cognitive linguistics, Philology
Published by: Шуменски университет »Епископ Константин Преславски«
Keywords: the state is a person metaphor; metaphor scenarios; family scenario

Summary/Abstract: The paper studies the way Lakoff’s STATE IS A PERSON metaphor and Mussolf’s family scenario are exploited in British and Bulgarian media texts. The models that are studied include marriage partners/ divorce, children-parents relations, misbehaving children, good children, poor relatives and stepmothers. The type of family relation used for presenting certain situation can change with a change in the political environment – for instance, a country can be presented as a marriage partner in one text, as a divorcee in another and as a (disobedient) child in a third text.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 21-28
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English