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"Fruits are Results": On the Interaction between Universal Archi-Metaphors, Ethno-Specific Culturemes and Phraseology

Antonio Pamies1, Lei Chunyi1 and Margaret Craig1
  • 1 University of Granada, Spain

Abstract

This paper deals with the relation between language, culture and reality, as it manifests itself in figurative words, idioms and proverbs involving the concept of fruit in several language families. Some productive metaphoric macro-models are identified and analysed, archi-metaphors as well as culturemes, analysing how the "experiential" and "cultural" motivational backgrounds can interact. We also investigate how grammatical metaphors depend on the underlying images and how cognitive mappings can be reversed.

Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 11 No. 3, 2015, 227-247

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2015.227.247

Submitted On: 7 May 2015 Published On: 10 August 2015

How to Cite: Pamies, A., Chunyi, L. & Craig, M. (2015). "Fruits are Results": On the Interaction between Universal Archi-Metaphors, Ethno-Specific Culturemes and Phraseology. Journal of Social Sciences, 11(3), 227-247. https://doi.org/10.3844/jssp.2015.227.247

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Keywords

  • Metaphor
  • Cultureme
  • Phraseology
  • Ethnobotanics
  • Fruit