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Conceptualising Foot and Mouth Disease: The Socio-Cultural Role of Metaphors, Frames and Narratives 1

  title={Conceptualising Foot and Mouth Disease: The Socio-Cultural Role of Metaphors, Frames and Narratives 1},
  author={Brigitte Nerlich and Craig A. Hamilton},
In diesem Artikel analysieren wir die Maul- und Klauenseuche, die im Jahre 2001 in Grosbritannien grassierte in ihrem kognitiven und soziokulturellen Zusammenhang. Mythen der Landwirtschaft, Metaphern des Krieges und anderer Krankheiten, zusammen mit schockierenden Bildern des Todes und der Zerstorung, hatten einen grosen Einfluss auf die Berichterstattung in den Zeitungen und auf den politischen Diskurs. Bisher herrscht in der kognitiven Linguistik das Analysieren einzelner metaphorischer… Expand

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