Universal and Language-specific Components of Metaphors: An analysis of the Swedish compounds folkhemmet, ‘the people’s home’, and klassresa, ‘class journey’
2012 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Other academic)
This presentation examines two lexicalised compounds in Swedish with at least basically metaphorical senses connected with the Swedish Social Democratic vision and attempted practical construction of a modern egalitarian welfare state: folkhemmet: ‘’the people’s home’ and klassresa: ‘class journey’.
We are going to consider the experiential and conceptual grounding of the compounds folkhemmet and klassresa i) within a specific, Swedish cultural and ideological discourse complex as well as in relation to ii) a set of presumably universal meaning dimensions or functions, and iii) some embodied, also presumably universal image schemas.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
folkhemmet, image schemas, klassresa, language-specific, metaphors, universals
Research subject Linguistics; English
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86676OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-86676DiVA: diva2:588785
RaAM 9, Lancaster University, 4-7 July 2012