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What is a part-whole schema?



A part-whole schema is an image schema involving physical or metaphorical wholes along with their parts and a configuration of the parts.

Examples (English)
  • The body and its parts
  • The family
  • The caste structure of India
  A part-whole schema is a kind of

Lakoff, G. 1987 273–274

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