As Time Goes By: Evidence for Two Systems in Processing Space--Time Metaphors.

@inproceedings{Gentner2002AsTG,
  title={As Time Goes By: Evidence for Two Systems in Processing Space--Time Metaphors.},
  author={Dedre Gentner and Mutsumi Imai and Lera Boroditsky},
  year={2002}
}
Temporal language is often couched in spatial metaphors. English has been claimed to have two space-time metaphoric systems: the ego-moving metaphor, wherein the observer’s context progresses along the time-line towards the future, and the time-moving metaphor, wherein time is conceived of as a river or conveyor belt on which events are moving from the future to the past. In three experiments, we investigated the psychological status of these metaphors by asking subjects to carry out temporal… CONTINUE READING

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