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Center-Periphery Schema

Center-Periphery Schema

A center–periphery schema is an image schema involving:

  • a physical or metaphorical core and edge
  • degrees of distance from the core

(English)

  • The structure of an apple
  • An individual’s perceptual sphere
  • An individual’s social sphere, with family and friends at the core and others having degrees of peripherality
Page/s: 124–125
Source: Johnson 1987

Johnson, Mark. 1987. The body in the mind: The bodily basis of meaning, imagination, and reason. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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