Search for dissertations about: "conceptual metaphor theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words conceptual metaphor theory.

  1. 1. Dylan Thomas's Poetics of Embodiment

    University dissertation from Tampere : Tampere University Press

    Author : Anne Päivärinta; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Conceptual Metaphor Theory; cognitive poetics; embodiment; stylistics; Modernism; Comparative literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : The dissertation explores the structure and functions of embodied metaphors in Dylan Thomas’s (1914–1953) works. It aims to show that embodiment defines Thomas’s writing both stylistically and thematically, and that Thomas’s body metaphors are essentially founded on the biblical myths of creation and the Fall. READ MORE

  2. 2. Making Sense of Negative Numbers

    University dissertation from Tampere : Tampere University Press

    Author : Cecilia Kilhamn; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; mathematics education; metaphor; signed number; negative number; number sense; case study; longitudinal; social constructivism;

    Abstract : Numbers are abstract objects that we conceptualize and make sense of through metaphors. When negative numbers appear in school mathematics, some properties of number sense related to natural numbers become contradictory. The metaphors seem to break down, making a transition from intuitive to formal mathematics necessary. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cloudy talks : Exploring accounts about cloud computing

    University dissertation from Borås : Högskolan i Borås

    Author : Maria Lindh; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; information management; cloud computing; cloud services; cloud technology; social constructionism; social construction of reality; conceptual metaphor theory; Google Apps for Education GAFE ; GAFA; algorithmic identities; Library and Information Science; Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to discuss the character, purpose, and use of the language surrounding new technology, specifically cloud computing. The thesis is situated within library and information science. READ MORE

  4. 4. Metaphors and Norms - Understanding Copyright Law in a Digital Society

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Stefan Larsson; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; IPRED; copyright; file sharing; conceptual metaphor theory; path dependence; skeumorphs; conceptions; Norms; metaphors; InfoSoc; online anonymity; digital society.;

    Abstract : This is a compilation thesis in the sociology of law, which analyses copyright law in three steps; the legal norms, the social norms and the underlying conceptions in their metaphorical representation. These three steps assist in answering the overarching question: "How do legal and social norms relate to each other in terms of the conceptions from which they emanate or by which they are constructed, and what is the role played by the explicit metaphors that express these norms?" The thesis shows how the development of copyright in Europe, when faced with the digital challenge, has been resiliently path dependent (Infosoc, IPRED and more). READ MORE

  5. 5. Metaphor and creativity in British magazine advertising

    University dissertation from Luleå : Luleå tekniska universitet

    Author : Carita Lundmark; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Engelska med didaktiskt inriktning; English; Specialization in Didactics;

    Abstract : This thesis is a cognitive linguistic study of the various ways in which conceptual metaphor and related cognitive processes are exploited for creative purposes in advertising texts and accompanying images. The material consists of advertisements collected from British magazines between the years 1996 and 2002, and is classified into four main categories according to how the metaphorical content is signalled in the advertisement. READ MORE