This study analyzes the use of conceptual metaphors on Polish and American internet forums for mothers. In order to achieve these objectives, the author compiled a corpus consisting of ten thousand posts from Polish internet forums and ten thousand posts from American ones. The topics of threads were various, ranging from giving advice on breastfeeding to sex during pregnancy. The study contributes to a better understanding of online discussions – this issue has not been frequently investigated, especially from a comparative perspective.
Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2017. 192 pp., 25 b/w tables.
Conceptual Metaphor Theory – Metonymy – Metaphtonymy – The internet as a medium stimulating communication – Features of
language used in online communication – A comparative analysis of metaphors used on Polish and American internet forums –
Overview of cognitive linguistics and various theories of metaphors