Estudio comparativo de las metáforas del deporte y el juego en la prensa económica y política española e inglesa

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https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.8.124

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SPORTS AND GAME METAPHORS, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, CONTEXTUAL FACTORS, TEACHING AND LEARNING VOCABULARY

Abstract

The study compares the use of sports and game metaphors in the Spanish-language and English-language press with the aim of finding universal conceptual correspondences, as well as conceptual correspondences that are influenced by the context and culture of each language (Kövecses, 2015). The work is developed within the framework of the cognitive linguistic approach (Lakoff & Johnson, 1980). The results show similarities and differences according to the language, the context, and the informative purpose in the selection of sports to express political or economic ideas. Results also suggest how this cognitive approach can facilitate the learning of vocabulary in LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) and help the students’ long-term memory as they become aware of metaphorical expressions by creating mental associations between discourses.

Author Biography

María-José Gómez-Ortiz, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

María-José Gómez-Ortiz holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. She is a member of the DISCYT research group (http://discyt.etsist.upm.es), with participation in various research projects. She is also co-author of the Bilingual Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Metaphors and Metonymies Spanish-English / English-Spanish (2016), published by Routledge (United Kingdom). Her main areas of interest are Academic and Professional English, Discourse Analysis and Cognitive Linguistics.

Published

08/31/2018

How to Cite

Gómez-Ortiz, M.-J. (2018). Estudio comparativo de las metáforas del deporte y el juego en la prensa económica y política española e inglesa. EuroAmerican Journal of Applied Linguistics and Languages, 5(1), 46–59. https://doi.org/10.21283/2376905X.8.124

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