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The Space Image -- a Conceptual Analysis

Cognitive Linguistics

Dr . Beatrix Weber Professorship for English Linguistics SS 2012

The Spatial Programa

and its Figurative Meaning Extension cables

A Conceptual Analysis

shown by Oliver Sicker

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01 November 2012 3203947 oliver. [email protected] tu-dresden. de

Table of Material

1 . Launch.................................................................................................. 2 installment payments on your Spatial Associations and their Metaphorical Meaning Extensions in the View of Cognitive Semantics.................................................................. two 3. Methodological Considerations..................................................................... 4 4. Semantic and Conceptual Analysis in the Image Programa 4. 1 . Conceptual Research of the Spatial Meaning of 4. 2 ..................... 5

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and Related Image Schemas in the Circumstance of the Physical World........................................................................................ almost 8

5. Realization................................................................................................... 14 6th. Works Reported................................................................................................. 16

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Introduction

It is very remarkable regarding the things that all of us talk or perhaps think about a extensive part does not have any actual living. They are summary concepts, tips and symbole, which have no physical substance without shape, and can neither be observed nor experienced. To be able to make them in speech and thought, all of us cognitively give them the form of physical objects, that change and push and can be established in space. In that way, we can use terms which are depending on a physical community to express subjective thoughts. Through convention, concepts of the physicalspatial world are ascribed particular figurative connotations for their summary usage. The image schema essentially describes a spatial alignment, but in toto its that means includes and its worldly implications. numerous fuzy senses. The essence this daily news is to recognize some of these fuzy senses by using a analysis of the physical-spatial meaning of

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Spatial Contact and their Metaphorical Meaning Plug-ins in the Perspective of Cognitive Semantics Spatial relations play a central role within the cognitive linguistic investigation in to the interplay between cognitive techniques and linguistic structure. 1 It is argued that space concepts grounded on physical, bodily knowledge form the basis of and framework our intellectual perception as well as our all-natural language. 2 Spatial prepositions as lexical representation of such spatial associations found a whole lot of interest for the reason that regard. Several semantic examines have been accomplished on the polysemy of spatial prepositions, which most focus mainly issues spatial symbolism, whereas others place their primary give attention to the figurative meaning exts of these prepositions. To the second category goes Frank Boers cognitive semantic investigation of the spatial measurements UP-DOWN3 and FRONT-BACK and their metaphorical meaning extensions. four In this work he explains spatial prepositions with the help of radial networks, in the centre of which this individual locates their spatial meaning, while their figurative detects form the periphery as metaphorical extensions from the central exacto sense. In accordance to Lakoff and Johnson's Conceptual Metaphor Theory these types of metaphorical plug-ins are cross-domain mappings, that are motivated by " pre-conceptual embodied experience”, or by more complex conceptual structures, which build on these embodied experience. 5 The meaning extensions of metaphors are not idiosyncratically bound onto 1 2 a few 4 5 Taylor (1993): 151 Meeks (1987) Picture schemas and transcriptions of cognitive links are printed in TINY CAPITALS Boers (1996) Evans (2007): thirty-five

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