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What is an end-of-path schema?

 

Definition
 

An end-of-path schema is an image schema in which a location is understood as the termination of a prescribed path.

Example (English)
 
  • In the following sentence, it is understood that one must traverse the hill before reaching Sam’s home, which is at the end of the path:

  • Sam lives over the hill.
  • Generic
      An end-of-path schema is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Bennett 1975 50 , cited by Lakoff, G. 1987 440–441


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