List of John Benjamins publications for which Carlos Tirado plays a role.
The avoidance of directly addressing human mortality indicates fear of death. This fear elicits psychological, social and religious interdictions in language such that people resort to the use of metaphors to avoid confronting death. Under the premise that metaphor is a conceptual mapping from a… read more | Article
Embodied concept mapping: Blending structure-mapping and embodiment theories. Pragmatics & Cognition 24:2, pp. 164–1852017.
Metaphors are cognitive and linguistic tools that allow reasoning. They enable the understanding of abstract domains via elements borrowed from concrete ones. The underlying mechanism in metaphorical mapping is the manipulation of concepts. This article proposes another view on what concepts are… read more | Article
R. C. Berwick and N. Chomsky: Why Only Us: Language and Evolution. Metaphor Variation in Englishes around the World, Callies, Marcus and Alexander Onysko (eds.), pp. 164–1692017.