A Cognitive Semantics Approach to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution

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Beyond Language, Volume 4

Author: Anna Drogosz

Struggle for life, March of Progress and Tree of Life are the best recognized of Darwin’s metaphors used to conceptualize evolution. The book investigates these and many more in an attempt to address the role of figurative language in talking and thinking about evolution.

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DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION ranks among the most influential of modern scientific theories. Applying the methodology of COGNITIVE SEMANTICS , this study investigates how metaphors based on domains of JOURNEY, STRUGGLE, TREE and HUMAN AGENCY serve to conceptualize key concepts of Darwin’s theory — such as evolutionary change, natural selection, and relationships among organisms. At the outset the author identifies original metaphors in The Origin of Species, to turn to their realizations in modern discourse on evolution in later chapters. Thus, the study uncovers how metaphors contribute to structuring the theory by expressing it in a coherent and attractive way, and how they provide mental tools for reasoning. As the first comprehensive study of conceptual metaphors that underlie Darwin’s theory and affect the way we talk and think about evolution, it may be of interest not only to linguists and evolutionary biologists but also to anyone interested in the interconnection between thought and language.

Author

Published in

2019

Series

Volume

4

Editor

,

Edition

1st

ISBN

978-1-68346-156-2

# of pages

293

Binding

perfect bound

Dimensions

148 x 210 mm

Weight

1 kg

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