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Book chapters:
Exploring specific differences A cross-linguistic study of English and Spanish civil engineering metaphors
Research Areas
  • Humanities,
  • Philology
This chapter provides a cross-linguistic and multimodal study of some civil engineering zoomorphic metaphors in English and Spanish within a socio-cognitive and multimodal approach. This study thus aims to examine the interaction of multimodal (linguistic and visual) metaphoric and metonymic mappings (Forceville 2009, 2010) in some civil engineering zoomorphic examples. Principles from discourse analysis are applied (Semino 2008; Deignan 2005) by using contextualized and corpora-driven data. The results reveal lop-sided layers of metaphoricity merged with interacting metonymic patterns. In the cross-linguistic analysis, significant variations appear between English and Spanish which may respond to lexical aspects of meaning construction patterns as well as sociocultural differences (Kövecses 2008). Keywords: technical language analysis, linguistic/visual metaphor and metonymy, cross-linguistic study, engineering communication
Book Edition
Book Publishing
John Benjamins
Book title
Exploring Discourse Strategies in Social and Cognitive Interaction: Multimodal and Cross-linguistic Perspectives
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  • Autor: Ana Maria Roldan Riejos (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Lingüística Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
S2i 2020 Observatorio de investigación @ UPM con la colaboración del Consejo Social UPM
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
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