The Invariance Hypothesis: is abstract reason based on image-schemas?

@inproceedings{Lakoff1990TheIH,
  title={The Invariance Hypothesis: is abstract reason based on image-schemas?},
  author={George Lakoff},
  year={1990}
}
I view cognitive linguistics äs defined by the commitment to characterize the füll ränge of linguistic generalizations while being faithful to empirical discoveries about the nature of the mind/brain. The Invariance Hypothesis is a proposed general principle intended to characterize a broad ränge or regularities in both our conceptual and linguistic Systems. Given that all metaphorical mappings are partial, the Invariance Hypothesis claims that the portion of the source domain structure that is… 

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