When my eyes are on you, do you touch my eyes? A reclassification of metaphors mapping from physical contact to perception

Sullivan, Karen and Jiang, Wenying (2013). When my eyes are on you, do you touch my eyes? A reclassification of metaphors mapping from physical contact to perception. In Thomas Fuyin Li (Ed.), Compendium of Cognitive Linguistics Research (pp. 189-200) New York, NY, United States: Nova Publishers.

Attached Files (Some files may be inaccessible until you login with your UQ eSpace credentials)
Name Description MIMEType Size Downloads
Author Sullivan, Karen
Jiang, Wenying
Title of chapter When my eyes are on you, do you touch my eyes? A reclassification of metaphors mapping from physical contact to perception
Title of book Compendium of Cognitive Linguistics Research
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Nova Publishers
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series Languages and Linguistics
ISBN 9781626184657
9781626184664
ISSN 2329-1664
Editor Thomas Fuyin Li
Volume number 2
Chapter number 10
Start page 189
End page 200
Total pages 12
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Many emotional and cognitive stimuli are perceived through the senses, especially through vision. As a result, metaphors mapping to ᴛʜɪɴᴋɪɴɢ or ᴇᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴ often incidentally involve ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ. This does not mean that ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ is the target domain of the metaphors. In this paper, we present examples from English and Chinese to argue that the role of ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ in ᴛʜɪɴᴋɪɴɢ and ᴇᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴ has led to the miscategorization of numerous metaphors as synaesthetic, when in fact they map to ᴛʜɪɴᴋɪɴɢ or ᴇᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴ rather than ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ. Furthermore, we suggest that differences between the domains of ᴛʜɪɴᴋɪɴɢ and ᴇᴍᴏᴛɪᴏɴ lead to the supposed division between "ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ ɪs ʀᴇᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ" and "ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ ɪs ᴛᴏᴜᴄʜɪɴɢ", and we argue against the grouping of these under the heading of ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇᴘᴛɪᴏɴ ɪs ᴄᴏɴᴛᴀᴄᴛ between a ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇɪᴠᴇʀ and a ᴘᴇʀᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ (Lakoff 1993). This reclassification has the additional advantage of a stricter and more explanatory delineation of the range of metaphors considered synaesthetic.
Keyword Emotion
Sensory modality
Synaesthesia
Synaesthetic metaphor
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
Available Versions of this Record
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 18 Sep 2013, 19:01:03 EST by Ms Katrina Hume on behalf of School of Languages and Cultures