Ideological Imagination: Intertextual and Correlational Metaphors in Political Discourse

  title={Ideological Imagination: Intertextual and Correlational Metaphors in Political Discourse},
  author={Joerg Zinken},
  journal={Discourse \& Society},
  pages={507 - 523}
  • Joerg Zinken
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Sociology
  • Discourse & Society
This article explores the role that metaphors play in the ideological interpretation of events. Research in cognitive linguistics has brought rich evidence of the enormous influence that body experience has on (metaphorical) conceptualization. However, the role of the cultural net in which an individual is embedded has mostly been neglected. As a step towards the integration of cultural experience into the experientialist framework in cognitive metaphor research I propose to differentiate two… 

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