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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kituose recenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Article in other peer-reviewed editions (S5)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Cibulskienė, Jurga
Title: Conceptualizing an economic crisis via spatial and movement metaphors: a study across political parties in Lithuania
Is part of: Métaphores de l'austérité et austérité des métaphores = Metaphors of austerity & the austerity of metaphors / éditeurs Winfried Kudszus et Richard Trim Paris : l'Harmattan, 2018
Extent: p. 129-167
Date: 2018
Keywords: Metaphor;Economic crisis;Austerity measures;Rhetorical implications;Political discourse
ISBN: 9782343138015
Abstract: The paper explores how economic crises, being unavoidable and reoccurring at certain periods of time, are metaphorically conceptualized by politicians, who are often considered responsible for them, at least to some extent, and who have power to introduce austerity measures in order to lessen their negative effects and ultimately overcome them. The current study is carried out within the framework of Critical Metaphor Analysis (CMA) suggested and developed by Charteris-Black (2005, 2013), Musolff (2004), Hart (2010), etc., which advances the ideas that metaphor plays a significant role in shaping a society and its worldview, that metaphors are an outward manifestation of our mental representations of the social world we live in and that they have ideological and rhetorical implications. To be more precise, this paper primarily analyzes how the economic crisis of 2008 was conceptualized by political parties in Lithuania and how they linguistically expressed the austerity measures taken to resolve the crisis. It focuses on findings regarding the MOVEMENT/SPATIAL metaphor. Moreover, this is a contrastive analysis, which investigates peculiarities and differences of two political groups – the Conservative Party, the party in power at the time of analysis, and the Opposition parties. Specifically, the paper seeks to answer the questions whether there are any quantitative or qualitative differences at the level of linguistic realizations of the MOVEMENT/SPATIAL metaphor in the analyzed discourses and which ideological and rhetorical implications lie behind this metaphor
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Švietimo akademija
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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