According to cognitive linguistic studies, abstract concepts are conceptualised through metaphors in terms of more concrete concepts. Owing to this, the syntactic properties of a lexeme may be explained through the metaphor encoded in it. The present study examines possible ways in which the cross-linguistic comparison of conceptual metaphors can help in the comprehension of grammar and, therefore, can make learning a foreign language (in this particular case, Russian) easier.
|Title of host publication||Cross-culturally speaking, speaking cross-culturally|
|Editors||Bert Peeters, Mullan Kerry, Christine Beal|
|Place of Publication||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Publisher||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Number of pages||23|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|