Part ofEndangered Metaphors
Edited by Anna Idström and Elisabeth Piirainen
[Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Contexts 2] 2012
► pp. 161–184
Wells’ Grammar of the Siroi language of Papua New Guinea (1979) raised several questions about the language which could not be answered at the time. This article shows how perhaps the only way these questions can be adequately answered is by recognizing the fact that speakers of the Siroi language use an extended conceptual metaphor in narrative discourse, i.e. narrative is climbing a mountain.