Mediaeval and Modern Metaphorical Concepts of Emotions

Authors

  • Lidija Štrmelj University of Zadar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/elope.11.2.37-47

Keywords:

emotion metaphors, conventional metaphors, modern metaphors, mediaeval metaphors, metaphorical concepts, cognitive theory of metaphor

Abstract

This article aims to study emotion metaphors found in a selection of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and compare them with conventional modern metaphors from current dictionaries and other sources, in order to find out whether mediaeval emotional metaphorical concepts have survived to the present day and, if so, what changes can be perceived in them. The study is based on the cognitive theory of metaphor, as developed by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson (1980) in Metaphors We Live By.

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Published

08.05.2014

How to Cite

Štrmelj, L. (2014). Mediaeval and Modern Metaphorical Concepts of Emotions. ELOPE: English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries, 11(2), 37–47. https://doi.org/10.4312/elope.11.2.37-47