Types of metaphors and mechanisms of comprehension
作者: Hassan BanarueeHooshang KhoshsimaEsmail Zare-BehtashNahid Yarahmadzehi
刊名: Cogent Education, 2019, Vol.6 (1)
来源数据库: Directory of Open Access Journals
DOI: 10.1080/2331186X.2019.1617824
关键词: Metaphor comprehensionAbstract conceptsThree-dimensional spaceMappingMotion events
原始语种摘要: Describing the processes of metaphor comprehension has been a hot topic of discussion among researchers throughout the past four decades. One of the major challenges has been to find a mechanism that can describe the processes involved in the comprehension of various kinds of metaphors. This article suggests that different types of metaphors could be understood through rather different mechanisms. To demonstrate this point, two different groups of metaphors are discussed. The first group includes those metaphors that are used to describe highly abstract concepts. In many cases, these abstract concepts are understood in terms of motion or non-motion events in the three-dimensional space. The second group includes those metaphors which are used to describe concepts with a higher degree of...
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  • comprehension 理解力
  • metaphor 比喻
  • understood 明白
  • concreteness 具体性
  • domain 领域
  • dimensional 量纲的
  • topic 话题
  • relations 性行为
  • second 
  • degree