COHI 100 Lecture 092911

COHI 100 Lecture 092911 - COHI100Lecture09/29/11 03:04

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COHI 100 Lecture 09/29/11 03:04 Discussion: Folk Theory of communication according to Conduit Metaphor Communication is about transferring thoughts (likened to objects) from one  mind to another How to understand how world works Common ideas that we share about how something works Metaphor Usually defined as poetic or rhetoric device Establishes relationship b/w 2 terms/things (Aristotle: “transference of a  name”) “you are my sun” Aristotle – the cognitive function of metaphor Later tradition (Rome) – metaphor – a matter of mere decoration, which has  to delight the hearer “The old age is the stubble” rhetoric Visual metaphors? Contemporary theories of metaphor (George Lakoff) Metaphor is part of the ordinary system of thought and language (not just  device of poetic imagination) One semantic field (thought and language) is conceptualized in term of the 
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course COHI 100 taught by Professor Brown,barrya. during the Fall '08 term at UCSD.

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COHI 100 Lecture 092911 - COHI100Lecture09/29/11 03:04

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