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What is a new metaphor?

 

Definition
 

A new metaphor is a metaphor that is not already part of the conceptual system of a culture as reflected in its language.

Example (English)
 
  • Love is a collaborative work of art.

    Source:

    Lakoff, G. and Johnson 1980 139

  • Kind
      Here is a kind of new metaphor:
     
    Generic
      A new metaphor is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Lakoff, G. and Johnson 1980 139


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