Lecture Course Linguistics /Blockveranstaltung Vorlesung Linguistik "Conceptual Metaphor Theory"

Dear students, We would like to draw your attention to the following course: 
Conceptual Metaphor Theory 
Prof. Dr. Z. Kövecses  

Blockseminar, AS 110 / AS 114

The goal of this lecture is to provide an up-to-date and in-depth introduction to the cognitive mechanisms of metaphor and metonymy in cognitive linguistics. We begin by clarifying some of the basic ideas of conceptual metaphor theory, such as source and target domain, the mappings between source and target, the unidirectionality of mappings, the classification of metaphors, the motivation for linguistic and conceptual metaphors, the notion of embodiment, and the like. We then move on to the discussion of some of the major issues concerning metaphor and metonymy in the cognitive linguistic view. These include the issue of how we can identify metaphors in texts, what does and what does not get mapped from source to target, whether metaphors create or simply reflect previously existing understandings of the world in the form of cognitive models, the nature of metonymy, the question of the relationship between metaphor and metonymy, the relationship between metaphor and conceptual integration, the role of metaphor in discourse, and so on. We also deal with some of the recent challenges to conceptual metaphor theory and we end the lecture with a synthesis of various theories of metaphor. Along the way, we show how a variety of problematic issues can be handled by means of the theory offered in a number of fields, including literary studies and foreign language teaching.


This course takes place in block sessions:

Friday (11/01/19) 10:00 -13:15 and 14:30-16:00 AS 110

Saturday (12/01/19) 10:00 -13:15 and 14:30-16:00 AS 110

Monday (14/01/19) 16:00 -17:30 AS 110 and 18:00 -19:30 AS 110

Tuesday (15/01/19) 16:00 -17:30 AS 110 and 18:00 -19:30 AS 110

Wednesday (16/01/19) 16:00 -17:30 AS 110 and 18:00 -19:30 AS 110

Thursday (17/01/19) 16:00 -17:30 AS 110 and 18:00 -19:30


No registration needed

Schultz, 09.01.2019