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A metaphostructional analysis of sports terms in the context of business
A metaphostructional analysis of sports terms in the context of business

Author(s): Jarosław Wiliński
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: In this paper, a quantitative corpus-based analysis of sports terms is conducted. The aim of this analysis is to uncover subtle distributional differences between sports terms occurring in the context of business: in other words, to determine which source domain lexemes derived from sports terminology are strongly attracted to or repelled by the target domain of business. To this end, the corpus-based method, referred to as metaphostructional analysis, is applied and the data are extracted from the magazine section of the Corpus of Contemporary American English. The findings of the analysis show that there are indeed sports terms that are significantly attracted to or repelled by the target domain of business, and that these instantiate various metaphorical correspondences.

  • Page Range: 101-121
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English