Running Rabbits and Shoulder Markings: Metaphorical Terms in Specialised Knowledge

preview_html_7172b877-2The role of metaphor as a basic cognitive mechanism in the construction and retrieval of specialized knowledge has been well studied within cognitive terminological theories. However, the results of these analyses have mainly been applied in designing or improving terminological resources, leaving somewhat aside the impact metaphor has on bridging general and specialized knowledge, especially in the acquisition of new knowledge.

This paper discusses the role of metaphor as a cognitive process in the conceptualization of certain key concepts in the domain of aviation.

 

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Running Rabbits and Shoulder Markings: Metaphorical Terms in Specialised Knowledge

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