• Psychology
  • Published 2015

They have to die for the goals

  title={They have to die for the goals},
  author={Elmar J. Thalhammer},
Many central items in football terminology are conspicuously metaphorical,for example shoot, attack or German schiesen, angreifen. Yet, the role played bymetaphor in football vocabulary has attracted little attention so far. This chapterpresents a corpus-based investigation of metaphor in football jargon. Twocorpora of radio commentaries in English and German (approx. 100,000 wordseach) were examined for linguistic and conceptual metaphor. The objective ofthis study was to show that, despite a… CONTINUE READING