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What is a part-whole schema?

 

Definition
 

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)
  Physical
  • The body and its parts
  Metaphorical
  • The family
  • The caste structure of India
Generic
  A part-whole schema is a kind of
 
Source
 

Lakoff, G. 1987 273–274


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