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Taljard, Elsabé and Nerina Bosman. 2014. The Semantics of Eating in Afrikaans and Northern Sotho: Cross-linguistic Variation in Metaphor. Metaphor and Symbol 29 (3) : 224–245.
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This study explores how the EATING concept in two unrelated languages, i.e. Afrikaans (a Germanic language) and Northern Sotho (a Bantu language) induces metaphorical expressions. This corpus-based study shows that the metaphorical source-domain target-domain mappings in the two languages greatly overlap. As regards the distinguished metaphors, noticable similarities and very few and unimportant dissimilarities were found.