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What is a scale schema?

 

Definition
 

A scale schema is an image schema that

 
  • involves an increase or decrease of physical or metaphorical amount, and
  • consists of any of the following:

    • A closed- or open-ended progression of amount
    • A position in the progression of amount
    • One or more norms of amount
    • A calibration of amount
Examples
 
  • Physical amounts
  • Properties in the number system
  • Economic entities such as supply and demand
Generic
  A scale schema is a kind of
 
Source
 

Johnson 1987 122–124


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