A cross-cultural analysis of heart metaphors

Regina Gutiérrez Pérez


In this article we propose a cognitive model which results of metaphorical expressions gathered from dictionaries and thesauri and their later examination and classification. We begin with basic conceptual operations, such as reification and personification, to arrive at more complex metaphors which constitute the “Idealized Cognitive Model”.


Lingüística cognitiva; Metáfora; Conceptualización; Comparación intercultural; Metonimia

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.2008.21.03