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Metaphoric Conceptualisation of “LOVE IS A PLANT” in Gĩkũyũ: A Cognitive-Semantics Perspective

Moses Gatambuki Gathigia , Joseph Nyehita Maitaria

Starting from the premise that a metaphor is a cognitive mechanism in which one experiential domain is partially mapped onto a different experiential domain, this paper examines the metaphoric conceptualisation of “LOVE IS A PLANT” in Gĩkũyũ from a cognitive-semantics perspective. In order ...

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