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2015 | 25 | 177-188
Article title

DNA — księga życia. Jak metafora wpływa na znaczenie wyrazów?

Title variants
EN
DNA — the book of life. What influence has a metaphor on the meaning of words?
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The main purpose of the present paper is to describe some chosen metaphors which are used in the field of genetics. In my analysis I use the cognitive definition of a metaphor, which is described in most general way as understanding one conceptual domain in terms of another conceptual domain. I concentrate on the following lexemes: DNA (acronym for deoxyribonucleic acid), gene, genetic, genome. Another problem described in the article is how a particular way of thinking about the DNA and its metaphors affects the understanding of other concepts, which are connected with it directly or indirectly, and therefore also affects the definitions of corresponding lexical items. In the present article I focus on the analysis of the concept of ‘man’.
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Year
Volume
25
Pages
177-188
Physical description
Contributors
  • Uniwersytet Warszawski
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-1e79ff48-47f1-463f-9952-9230ebbe221e
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