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Scale Schema

Scale Schema

A scale schema is an image schema that

  • involves an increase or decrease of physical or metaphorical amount, and
  • consists of any of the following:

    • A closed- or open-ended progression of amount
    • A position in the progression of amount
    • One or more norms of amount
    • A calibration of amount
  • Physical amounts
  • Properties in the number system
  • Economic entities such as supply and dema
Page/s: 122–124
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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