The metaphors of Malaysian social-political bloggers: A shared cognitive schema?

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Abstract

This paper makes a comparative, data-based study of the conceptual metaphors in the English and Malay bloggers' discourse on social-political issues in Malaysia, utilizing a Lakoffian approach to metaphors. In analyzing the linguistic expressions in the bloggers' discourse, the cognitive schema and conceptualizations of social-political bloggers are extracted. A comparison is then made between the metaphors in English and in Malay, thus addressing the question to what extent social-political bloggers in Malay and English share similar cognitive schema to the socio-political issues of the day. Finally, the insights into the bloggers' perspectives, aspirations and cognition of the socio-political process are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-523
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Journal of Social Sciences
Volume8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2009

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Keywords

  • Blogging
  • Cognitive semantics
  • Metaphors

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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