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Abstract

This is a corpus-based study with data from football fans’ comments on Facebook, which seeks to explore the contribution of metaphor to the construction of collective identity. The main question it addresses is the following: in as much as collectivity is constructed by typical means, e.g., the use of the first person plural and analogous expressions, what is it that a metaphor attributes to an already constructed collectivity? Furthermore, as the shared love of the team is considered to be the basis of a football fans’ group formation, this study also explores the role of emotion in the emergence of metaphor.

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