Chapter published in:Metaphor and Metonymy in the Digital Age: Theory and methods for building repositories of figurative language
Edited by Marianna Bolognesi, Mario Brdar and Kristina Š. Despot
[Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication 8] 2019
► pp. 123–146
Croatian metaphor repository
Kristina Despot | Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics
Mirjana Tonković | University of Zagreb
Mario Essert | Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
Mario Brdar | University of Osijek
Benedikt Perak | University of Rijeka
Ana Ostroški Anić | Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics
Bruno Nahod | Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics
Ivan Pandžić | Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics
This paper describes the theoretical background, methodology, tasks, results, and challenges of the MetaNet.HR (Croatian Metaphor Repository) project. It combines a theory-driven introspective top-down approach that analyzes the system of conceptual metaphors in the Croatian language (following the methodology of the MetaNet project) with a bottom-up corpus-based approach that analyzes how metaphors are used in language corpora. The project involves linguistic, computational, and psychological tasks. The main result of the project is a figurative language database – MetaNet.HR (http://ihjj.hr/metafore/). This database lists conceptual metaphors and metonymies decomposed into source-target relations among cognitive primitives, image schemas, and semantic frames, which are further decomposed into semantic roles. The database includes annotated metaphor examples and links to experiments, if applicable.
Keywords: MetaNet.HR, cognitive primitives, image schemas, semantic frames, primary metaphors, complex metaphors, metaphor families
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