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Metaphor in Language and Thought

Associate Professor Dr Rositsa Ishpekova
Lectures: 30
Seminars: 30
ECTS credits: 6

The course aims to acquaint the students with the major postulates of Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT) and the linguistic realizations of conceptual metaphors (G. Lakoff and M. Johnson, “Metaphors We Live By”, 1980, G. Lakoff , “Women, Fire and Dangerous Things”, 1987, R. Gibbs “The Poetics of Mind. Figurative Language, Thought and Understanding”, 1994, Z. Kovecses “Metaphor: A practical introduction”, 2010 and others). Both universal and culture-specific conceptual metaphors are discussed (Z. Kovecses “Metaphor in Culture”, 2005). Emphasis is laid on the conceptual metaphors in different types of discourse, especially in political discourse as well as on the metaphorical motivation of idioms.

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