Living metaphors in scientific texts (using texts on mechanical engineering as an example)

Authors: Loseva O.M. Published: 15.01.2018
Published in issue: #1(63)/2018  
DOI: 10.18698/2306-8477-2018-1-502  
Category: Technological aspects of the engineering education | Chapter: Philology. Linguistics  
Keywords: living metaphor, verbal metaphor, nominative metaphor, scientific text, imagery

The study considers living metaphors found in scientific texts dealing with mechanical engineering. An author's individual potential forms a living metaphor when the process of two semantic fields colliding generates a new meaning. The recipient's emotional response affects the depth and novelty of metaphors, that is, creation of new metaphors.

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