Relying upon the notions of space and motion in their correlation with language and human cognition, the paper will place the focus upon the metaphorical extension of motion verbs in their combinatorial semantics with nouns referring to mental activities. I would label this patterns of events “Metaphictive Motion Events”, which, in my view, prove valuable to investigate the relationship between Metaphoricity and General Fictivity. While Metaphoricity provides the mapping pattern and the image-schematic thinking underlying such events, General Fictivity offers the framework for the evaluation of the discrepancy between veridical and nonveridical phenomena. I will then put forward a claim in favour of Fornés and Ruiz de Mendoza’s Schematic Enrichment as the tool for an evaluation of what I call the ‘Embodied Complexity’ of Metaphictive Motion Events. Data have been drawn from the British National Corpus. MME will be compared with instances of concrete motion taken from the Cobuild Dictionary.

Metaphictive Motion Events.

BAICCHI, ANNALISA
2005

Abstract

Relying upon the notions of space and motion in their correlation with language and human cognition, the paper will place the focus upon the metaphorical extension of motion verbs in their combinatorial semantics with nouns referring to mental activities. I would label this patterns of events “Metaphictive Motion Events”, which, in my view, prove valuable to investigate the relationship between Metaphoricity and General Fictivity. While Metaphoricity provides the mapping pattern and the image-schematic thinking underlying such events, General Fictivity offers the framework for the evaluation of the discrepancy between veridical and nonveridical phenomena. I will then put forward a claim in favour of Fornés and Ruiz de Mendoza’s Schematic Enrichment as the tool for an evaluation of what I call the ‘Embodied Complexity’ of Metaphictive Motion Events. Data have been drawn from the British National Corpus. MME will be compared with instances of concrete motion taken from the Cobuild Dictionary.
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