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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Cibulskienė, Jurga
Title: Konceptuali karo metafora Didžiosios Britanijos rinkiminiame diskurse
Other Title: Conceptual war metaphor in the election discourse of Great Britain
Is part of: Politologija. , 2003, nr. 1 (29)
Extent: p. 133-159
Date: 2003
Keywords: Conceptual metaphor theory;George Lakoff;Elections as War;Labour and Conservative parties in Great Britain;Ch.Fillmore;M.Minsky;E.Lassan';Theory of frame and metaphor-scenarios
Abstract: The present research investigates election discourse of Great Britain in 2001 on the basis of conceptual metaphor theory. The main idea of this theory lies in George Lakoff's words "that metaphor is pervasive in everyday life, not just in language but in thought and action. Our ordinary conceptual system, in terms of which we both think and act, is fundamentally metaphorical in nature." The cognitive linguistic analysis done assumes that politicians as well as ordinary people see the elections in the terms of war. Therefore, the conceptual metaphor, characterizing and determinating the British politicians and ordinary people's consciousness, language and actions, is Elections as War. The findings suggest that it is worth analyzing the realization of this metaphor in the election discourses of the Labor and Conservative parties. The further investigation is grounded on Ch.Fillmore, M.Minsky and E.Lassan's ideas about frame and metaphor-scenarios. According to the theories the frame of war comprises some dictionary as well as encyclopedic knowledge for apprehending stereotypical situation. The detailing of the frame is called scenarios. Consequently the frame war entails such parts: the aim of war, sides taking part in war, preparation for war, fight, attack, defense, retreat, victory and losing. The results have revealed that both the Labor and Conservative parties develop the frame of war. However, the difference lies in the way of doing it and giving different priorities. First of all, in the discourse of the Conservative Party the concepts of adversary and traitor exist while the Labor discourse does not use such concepts. Also, the Conservatives emphasize the beginning of election-war, i.e. preparation for it and attacks. At the same time the Labor party lays emphases on its strengthening during the election period. The concept of fight has been extensively developed in the Conservative as well as the Labor discourse
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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