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Conceptual metaphor LJUBAV JE RAT in collocations of the lexeme 'ljubav'


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Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan. (1999). Conceptual metaphor LJUBAV JE RAT in collocations of the lexeme 'ljubav'. Suvremena lingvistika, 47-48(1). pp. 155-163. ISSN 1847-117X

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The paper is based on the cognitive theory of metaphor laid out in George Lakoff and Mark Johnson's book Metaphors We Live By published in 1981. The aim of the paper was to determine whether collocations of the lexeme 'ljubav' in Croatian correspond to the conceptual metaphor LJUBAV JE RAT. Lakoff and Johnson's definition of conceptual metaphor is accepted, with reservations about their conclusion concerning the overall metaphoric nature of the human thought process. The research was conducted on the Croatian National Corpus (CNC) available over the Internet. Syntactic and semantic analysis of the data suggests that the conceptual metaphor LJUBAV JE RAT can be found in collocations of the lexeme 'ljubav'; however, because of unrepresentative sample (caused by incompleteness of the CNC) it is impossible to predict the frequency with which this metaphor occurs in Croatian.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: metaphor, theory of metaphor, collocations, cognitive linguistics
Subjects: English language and literature
Departments: Department of English Language and Literature
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 09:34
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016 09:34

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