Article published in:Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement
Edited by Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs, Michela Summa and Cornelia Müller
[Advances in Consciousness Research 84] 2012
► pp. 201–226
Chapter 13. Body memory and the emergence of metaphor in movement and speech
An interdisciplinary case study
The present study is an empirical documentation of body memory and the transition from implicit to explicit memory from the cognitive-linguistic, movement analytic, and philosophical perspectives in a therapeutic application. The transition from implicit memory to explicit memory is described using the concept of activated metaphoricity. It is argued that body movements executed in the absence of speech may provide the experiential source for multimodal metaphors. Tracing these bodily movements from speechless contexts to contexts encompassing speech and body movement allows for the empirical documentation of the transition from implicit body memory to explicit verbalized memory. In this chapter, these theoretical claims are substantiated from the results of an interdisciplinary case study in a dance/movement therapy context.
Keywords: body memory, dance/movement therapy, emergence and activation of metaphors,, from implicit to explicit memory, movement qualities, multimodal metaphors
Published online: 25 January 2012
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