SHAPE METAPHORS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH: SYMMETRY, TOTAL ASYMMETRY AND PARTIAL SYMMETRY

VERONICA Vivanco Cervero
2020 ODISEA Revista de estudios ingleses  
The objective of this article is to measure the symmetry between Spanish and English in the application of technical metaphors of shape. The reason for this is double: they have not received too much attention and Forceville (2007, 2008, 2012) recommends studying how they interact with cultural/linguistic factors. The method has measured percentage of symmetry / asymmetry in different metaphors. Research shows that symmetry between English/Spanish metaphors rises to 60%, whereas partial
more » ... eas partial metaphoric asymmetry is caused by excessive metaphorization (30%) or by metonymy (10%) as a relation of cause-effect between two concepts.Keywords: Shape Metaphor, Lexicography, Translation, Overmetaphorization, Metonymy
doi:10.25115/odisea.v0i20.3769 fatcat:6b3cenl6rzbqtoq4wp7b5aanem