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2008 | 132 | 3 | 302-325
Article title

Orientation metaphors in the imagery of Hungarian folk songs

Title variants
Languages of publication
HU
Abstracts
EN
This paper deals with a characteristic structural feature of a group of Hungarian folk songs: their initial image or point of departure (known as 'sill') involving some phenomenon of nature. In the framework of the theory of cognitive metaphors and taking principles of linguistic pragmatics into consideration, the authoress intends to support the claim that the metaphoric expressions of those initial images can be traced back to certain cognitive metaphors. She discusses the most frequent forms of spatial metaphors (a subtype of orientation metaphors that are in turn a type of cognitive metaphors), as well as their ranges of meanings, primarily in terms of binary oppositions like near vs. far, up vs. down, upward movement vs. downward movement, centre vs. periphery, telicity vs. atelicity, as well as conceptual domains like wide vs. narrow perspective and degree of spatial saturation. The paper concludes with raising a number of issues for future research in both text linguistics and folklore studies.
Year
Volume
132
Issue
3
Pages
302-325
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Judit Baranyine-Koczy, no address given, contact the journal editor
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
10HUAAAA079019
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.7c3255b3-e428-34a2-bd51-9a0d61e1b7c6
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