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Source Domain

Source Domain

A source domain is a concept that is metaphorically used to provide the means of understanding another concept.

(English)

A verticality schema , as a source domain, is metaphorically applied to the concept of amount in the more-as-up and less-as-down metaphors expressed in the following sentences:

Page/s: 276-277, 288
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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