Cross-Domain Mappings – Reading

conceptual metaphor- cognitive mapping between two different domains

linguistic metaphor- the expression of a cognitive metaphor in a language

ex. conceptual = PITCH RELATIONSHIPS ARE RELATIONSHIPS IN VERTICAL SPACE

ex. linguistic = “Play notes only in the highest register”, “The basses play the low notes”

image schema- dynamic cognitive construct that acts like the abstract structure of an image. connects a large amount of experiences that manifest the same recurring structure.

Invariance Principle- the components of the source and target domains should preserve the image schemata. They should be like items

General idea behind cross-domain mappings is that we try to structure an abstract domain in terms of a more concrete or understandable domain. By using the invariance principle, we can ensure that we get the most meaning out of a mapping by using two domains whose image schemata are similar, rather than different.

 

 

 

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