Shahed University

The conceptual metaphor of the world in traditions

Soraya Ghotbi | Farideh Davodimoghadam | Nastaran Akbari

Date :  2021/06/21
Publish in :    اداب الکـوفة

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Keywords :world , conceptual metaphor , mapping , cognitive linguistics , Shia traditions .

Abstract :
Conceptual metaphor is one of the key topics in cognitive linguistics, based on understanding one conceptual domain in terms of another. Cognitive semantics facilitates the discovery and analysis of within-text relationships of traditions. Imams instruct their audiences to reflect on the unnoticeable through material matters and sensible to express the worlds meaning. This process induces religious teachings by presenting ontological and epistemological similarities between the origin and destination. The present study is of necessary type with a descriptiveanalytical and qualitative data analysis method to analyze the worlds conceptual metaphors in traditions. The research community includes the Imams traditions in the book of “the world and the hereafter” of Ayatollah Reyshahri. Based on the results, the critical conceptual areas of the world in narrations include the manifestations of nature, business, and commerce, plants, animals, food, clothing, daily sensory experiences, practical tools of life, specific cultural beliefs, profound emotional experiences, valuable and tangible religious ideas. These domains provide a purposeful and enlightening cognitive system in an illustrative and comprehensible way by combining visual schemas through the connection with the cultural unconscious and the audiences acquired consciousness, credibility, concentration, and better transmission of teachings.