METAPHORS IN WRITTEN SOCCER COMMENTARIES: EVIDENCE FROM GERMAN

Jarosław Wiliński

Instytut Neofilologii i Badań Interdyscyplinarnych Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach



Abstrakt

Drawing on Lakoff and Johnson’s theory of metaphor, the author attempts to establish the
kind of source domains from which common metaphors are drawn, and to what degree structural
metaphors are used. To this end, different types of texts (e.g., match reports and reviews, official
news, interviews, etc.) have been derived from German internet websites, with the intention of
analyzing metaphors found therein. Data indicates that a number of structural metaphors can be found
in written football commentaries. They are drawn from a wide variety of source domains, although
the domains of physical fight, military conflict, games and sport, animal and human behaviour, as
well as meetings and journeys are particularly prominent. The primary function of metaphor in this
context appears to be to interpret facts in a way that attracts the readers’ attention.


Słowa kluczowe:

conceptual metaphor, football, metaphorical expressions, football commentary

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Wiliński, J. (2014). METAPHORS IN WRITTEN SOCCER COMMENTARIES: EVIDENCE FROM GERMAN. Acta Neophilologica, 2(XVI), 87–97. Pobrano z https://czasopisma.uwm.edu.pl/index.php/an/article/view/784

Jarosław Wiliński 
Instytut Neofilologii i Badań Interdyscyplinarnych Uniwersytet Przyrodniczo-Humanistyczny w Siedlcach