Exploring the Meta Operation Mechanism of Metaphor below a Word
Issue: Vol 3 No. 3 (2007)
Journal: Linguistics and the Human Sciences
Conceptual Metaphor Theory argues that metaphor is a matter of cognition in a cross-domain manner. This theory set in motion a new wave of research on metaphor theory which focuses on the behavior and function of metaphors in different environments. The current study proposes another approach to exploring a word’s Metaphor Making Potential. Specifically, the paper suggests that an ontology-based approach to metaphor evaluation is de facto more objective and operable than an intuitive-based approach in providing insights into a word’s metaphor-making potential.
Author: Zili Chen