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What is a link schema?



A link schema is an image schema that consists of two or more entities, connected physically or metaphorically, and the bond between them.

Examples (English)
  • A child holding her mother’s hand
  • Someone plugging a lamp into the wall
  • A causal “connection”
  • Kinship “ties”
  A link schema is a kind of

Johnson 1987 117–119

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