Eating and drinking as sources of metaphor in English

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  • Eating and drinking are basic acts in ordinary human experience and concepts relating to these acts are sources for metaphorical ways of describing a great variety of events in English and other languages. This paper provides an account of the components of the basic digestive acts and the various metaphorical mappings which each of these components gives rise to in English. Following the orientation of Lakoff and Johnson (1980) and most discussion of metaphor since then within the cognitive linguistics movement, metaphor is understood as essentially a relationship between concepts, relating the concepts associated with a source domain to the concepts associated with the target domain.

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    • Newman, J. 1997. Eating and drinking as sources of metaphor in English. Cuadernos de Filología Inglesa (Special volume on Cognitive Linguistics), 6(2), 213-231.