This book analyzes events and narratives from the points of view of literature, grammar, discourse, and semantics. The contributors explore the issues related to the ways of portraying stories and their events within a cultural and literary framework. They also examine the role of prefixes in construing events and asymmetries that exist in time-creating event markers from a contrastive perspective. The contributions focus on narrativity as a semantic category, and on how events are described in signed languages. They place the event and narrative categories at the center of interest and their specific goals are pursued by applying different, both qualitative and quantitative, research methods.
Sporting Events in American Politics: A Metaphostructional Analysis (Jarosław Wiliński)
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Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Poland
Sporting Events in American Politics: A Metaphostructional Analysis
Abstract: This article adopts the notion of metaphostruction, the framework of Conceptual Metaphor Theory, and a corpus-based method specifically tailored for investigating interactions between source domain lexemes and a particular target domain. The method, referred to as metaphostructional analysis, is used to determine which source domain lexemes are strongly attracted to or repelled by a particular target domain (i.e. occur more frequently or less frequently than expected in a specific context). On the basis of the study focusing on sports terms in the domain of politics, the article shows that there are indeed sports terms that are significantly attracted to or repelled by this target domain, and that these come from various sporting events. The results of this study substantiate the importance of some sporting events for understanding politics.
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