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Part-Whole Schema

Part-Whole Schema

A part-whole schema is an image schema involving physical or metaphorical wholes along with their parts and a configuration of the parts.

Physical

  • The body and its parts

Metaphorical

  • The family
  • The caste structure of India
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Source: Lakoff, G. 1987

Lakoff, George. 1987.Women, fire, and dangerous things: What categories reveal about the mind. Chicago: University of Chicago.

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