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2014 | 11 | 1 | 21-28
Article title

Fiscal Cliff and other Topographical Metaphors

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Abstracts
EN
Within the broad theoretical framework of the Cognitive Theory of Metaphor, in this paper we explore the figurativeness of a number of expressions (fiscal cliff, fiscal gorge, fiscal slope, etc.) pertaining to the most recent U.S. fiscal situation. We analyse the context-dependent use of the metaphorical linguistic expressions gathered via an Internet search and discuss to what extent they are motivated, that is, well-grounded.
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Year
Volume
11
Issue
1
Pages
21-28
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Dates
published
2014-03-01
online
2014-05-01
Contributors
  • University of Belgrade
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Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.doi-10_2478_rjes-2014-0003
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