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Research Publications in journals:
Home and Clothes: A Case of Prolific Metaphor Creation in Engineering (Spanish and English)
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Philology
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Abstract
This paper aims to delve into figurative language productivity in engineering and on examples of lexicalization and meaning construction. Particularly we focus on the domain of objects associated to homes and clothes. We believe that this type of analysis can shed light into the study of knowledge representation and improve understanding of technical language. We argue that metaphorical correlations are established on the grounds of (1) resemblance, either perceptual or functional (Evans 2013) and (2) metonymic relations of PART/WHOLE, CAUSE/EFFECT. The Spanish and English cross-linguistic study proves that one-to-one metaphorical correspondences are rare. The results lead us to attribute a similar role to imaginative, experiential, cultural, and sociohistorical factors in the construction of meaning in engineering through metaphor and metonymy. Keywords: Engineering metaphor and metonymy, multimodal aspects of metaphor,
International
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JCR
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Title
SYNERGY
ISBN
1841-7191
Impact factor JCR
Impact info
Volume
12
Journal number
1
From page
129
To page
138
Month
SIN MES
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Participants
  • Autor: Ana Maria Roldan Riejos (UPM)
  • Autor: Silvia Molina Plaza (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Lingüística Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
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