A metaphor in search of a source domain: The categories of Slavic aspect

@inproceedings{Janda2004AMI,
  title={A metaphor in search of a source domain: The categories of Slavic aspect},
  author={L. Janda},
  year={2004}
}
  • L. Janda
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology
  • Abstract I propose that human experience of matter provides the source domain for the metaphor that motivates the grammatical category of aspect in Russian. This model is a version of the universal TIME IS SPACE metaphor, according to which SITUATIONS ARE MATERIAL ENTITIES, and, more specifically, PERFECTIVE IS A DISCRETE SOLID OBJECT versus IMPERFECTIVE IS A FLUID SUBSTANCE. The contrast of discrete solid objects with fluid substances reveals a rich array of over a dozen properties; the… CONTINUE READING
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