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Alarcón Hernández, Paola. 2002. El acto sexual es comer: Descripción lingüístico-cognitiva. Russian Literature 40 : 7–24. 18 pp.
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In this article, we give a description of the conceptual metaphor 'el acto sexual es comer' '(he sex act is eating). Some basic notions are given in order to understand the conceptual nature of metaphor. The description is organized following the model proposed by Rivano (1999). The corpus is collected from various sources, both oral and written, of Spanish spoken in Chile. Finally, the inferences which arise from the conceptual mapping between sex and food knowledge domains are commented on. (LLBA 2003, vol. 37, n. 5)