The language of love

The language of love

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Arguing that romantic love is neither an undefinable mystic experience nor a phenomenon reducible to a labeled set of reactions, this study explores love's complexity and structure through analysis of the conventionalized linguistic expressions that speakers of English use to talk about it.... (aquot;fire, aquot; aquot;flame, aquot; aquot;sparks, aquot; aquot;consumeaquot;), the existence of love (aquot;on fireaquot;), the waxing and waning of love (aquot;kindle, aquot; aquot;go outaquot;), its duration ... between the source and target domains that constitute the love-as-fire conceptual metaphor: Source: fire Target: love ... These cases are called infatuation, and this is when we INTENSITY 45.

Title:The language of love
Author:Zoltán Kövecses
Publisher: - 1988


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