Publication details [#12433]

Borodulina, Natalia and Marina Makeeva. 2009. An experimental study of metaphorical representations in the sphere of economics. Issues in Cognitive Linguistics 6 (2) : 17–23. 7 pp.
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The Russian Cognitive Linguists Association


The paper describes the results of an experiment aimed at discovering metaphorical representations of economic notions. The experiment involved Russian and French native speakers who were asked to interpret words and collocations used metaphorically in an economic context. These interpretations were checked for (in)consistencies against their definitions in dictionaries and analysed in terms of culturally specific features, axiological evaluations and their connection with the personal experience and encyclopaedic knowledge of the respondents.