Food Metaphors in Tunisian Arabic Proverbs

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Item Metadata Faycel, Dakhlaoui 2012-05-21T16:03:20Z 2012-05-21T16:03:20Z 2012-05-21
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates food metaphors in Tunisian Arabic proverbs. This study is stimulated by the seemingly abundant presence of food terms in proverbs along with the relevance of this domain in metaphorical understanding. Focusing mainly on mapping across conceptual domains as a distinct feature of the metaphor theory (Lakoff, 1993) and the Great Chain Metaphor Theory (Lakoff and Turner, 1989), the different target domains of the food domain will be sorted. The role of the embodiment theory (Lakoff and Johnson, 1999) in conceptualizing different abstract concepts as manifesting itself in the food experience will be highlighted. Three man conceptual metaphors: A HUMAN BEING IS FOOD, EMOTIONS ARE FOOD and LIFE IS FOOD were found to account for the understanding of many food proverbs.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Metaphor, Metonymy, Mapping, Food domain, Embodiment
dc.title Food Metaphors in Tunisian Arabic Proverbs
dc.type Article
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dc.identifier.citation Faycel, Dakhlaoui. (2012). "Food Metaphors in Tunisian Arabic Proverbs."

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