Metaphor and National Identity

Alternative conceptualization of the Treaty of Trianon

| Eötvös Loránd University
ISBN 9789027204745 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261724 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Due to the Treaty of Trianon – which was signed at the end of World War 1 in 1920 – Hungary lost two thirds of its former territory, as well as the inhabitants of these areas. The book aims to reveal why the treaty still plays a role in Hungarian national identity construction, by studying the alternative conceptualization of the treaty and its consequences. The cognitive linguistic research explores Hungarian politicians’ conceptual system about Trianon, with special interest on conceptual metaphors. It also analyzes the factors that may motivate the emergence of the conceptual system, as well as its synchronic diversity and diachronic changes. The monograph provides a niche insight into the conceptual basis of how contemporary citizens of Hungary interpret the treaty of Trianon and its consequences. The book will be of interest to cognitive and cultural linguists, cultural anthropologists, or any professionals working on national identity construction.
[Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts, 11]  2019.  xvii, 276 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The agreement frame
Chapter 3. The conceptualization of the consequences of the Peace Treaty of Trianon
Chapter 4. The contextual factors that motivate the conceptual processes that are at work during the conceptualization of the peace treaty and its consequences
Chapter 5. The alternative conceptualization of the Trianon peace treaty as a problem and its solutions
Chapter 6. The alternative conceptualization of June 4
Chapter 7. The role of Trianon in the construction of Hungarian national identity
Chapter 8. Summary
Appendix 1. The conceptualization of the Peace Treaty of Trianon and its consequences


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BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
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