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Universal and Language-specific Components of Metaphors: An analysis of the Swedish compounds folkhemmet, ‘the people’s home’, and klassresa, ‘class journey’
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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
2012.
Keyword [en]
folkhemmet, image schemas, klassresa, language-specific, metaphors, universals
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Humanities
Research subject
Linguistics; English
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-86676OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-86676DiVA: diva2:588785
Conference
RaAM 9, Lancaster University, 4-7 July 2012
Available from: 2013-01-16 Created: 2013-01-16 Last updated: 2013-01-16Bibliographically approved

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