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Conceptual metaphors of anger in popularized scientific texts

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Abstract

Metaphors conceptualizing emotions represent a well-researched area within the framework of a cognitive theory of metaphor. However, very few studies focus on emotion metaphors from a discursive and cross-linguistic perspective. The present paper sets out to investigate from a cognitive and discursive point of view conceptual metaphors in the target domain of ANGER in English, French, and Greek. The research is based on comparable corpora written by experts in psychology, psychiatry, and psychotherapy that are freely available on the Internet. The analysis of the corpora points out that conceptual metaphors are a powerful tool for experts who try to offer their readership a new and scientific perspective on the abstract concept of ANGER, while bringing out both differences and similarities, as identified in the three sub corpora.

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