Weather as the source domain for metaphorical expressions

Izabela Żołnowska

The structure of everyday communication reflects metaphorical thinking. People speak about the presence or absence of problems in terms of weather. Problems appear in every?day life and so does the weather topic. Bad weather often evokes sadness, therefore it can be to said to constitute a problem; similarly, good weather is often equated with cheerful mood. Thus, in view of the above analysis, weather can be seen as an im?portant experiential basis for conceptual metaphors.

Keywords: cognitive linguistics, communication, expressions, metaphor, weather.

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