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CHESS-RELATED METAPHORS - GENS UNA SUMUS

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Author(s): Biljana Mišić Ilić

Journal: Facta Universitatis. Series : Linguistics and Literature
ISSN 0354-4702

Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: cognitive theory of metaphor | chess-related metaphors | English | Serbian

ABSTRACT
The paper examines chess-related metaphorical expressions in English and Serbian from the cognitive linguistic perspective. These linguistic expressions stem from conceptual mapping from the source domain (chess) to the target domain (life in general, or, more precisely, complex life situations). The paper tries to establish atopology of such mappings, based on the notions of event structure and inheritance hierarchies. From the contrastive point of view, the findings show a high correlation regarding this kind of metaphoric conceptualization between the two languages, which may suggest a considerable level of universality, at least in cultures familiar with the game of chess.
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