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Title: Methodenkombination in der Metaphernforschung
Subtitle: Metaphorische Idiome des Lebens
Written By: Tamas Kispal
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262620
Series Title: Metalinguistica

Wenn man über das menschliche Leben spricht oder schreibt, benutzt man oft metaphorische Ausdrücke wie am Kreuzweg stehen oder sein Leben aufs Spiel setzen. Im ersten Teil der Arbeit geht der Autor der Frage nach, wie metaphorische Idiome im Rahmen der kognitiven Linguistik, unter kritischer Betrachtung der kognitiven Metapherntheorie von Lakoff und Johnson, untersucht werden können. Im empirischen Teil wird eine Sammlung von deutschen metaphorischen Lebens-Idiomen aus Wörterbüchern und aus dem Deutschen Referenzkorpus (IDS-Korpus) zusammengestellt und ihre Motiviertheit in Korpusbelegen untersucht. Die Idiome werden demnach nicht nur durch konzeptuelle Metaphern, sondern auch durch Symbole sowie etymologisches, kulturelles und enzyklopädisches Wissen motiviert.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631626207
Pages: 308
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