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Nova tellus

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JIMENEZ MARTINEZ, María Isabel. Movement as Metaphor. Collocations with the Movement Verbs venio and incido in Latin. Nova tellus [online]. 2020, vol.38, n.2, pp.177-196.  Epub 09-Dic-2020. ISSN 0185-3058.

One of the best-known features of verb-noun collocations is that one of their constituents, the collocative, has a metaphorical sense adapted to the main element of the construction, the basis. However, there has been little attention to the relation between collocations and metaphors. Thus, the aim of this paper is double: on the one hand, to highlight the tight relationship between metaphor and collocations; and, on the other, to discuss some metaphors codded in collocations with the movement verbs venio and incido, from the analysis of a representative corpus. As we will see, collocations with these two verbs are connected to two orientational metaphors frequently used in a wide range of languages in the world: STATES ARE CONTAINERS and INCEPTIONS OF EVENTS ARE ENDPOINTS OF TELIC MOVEMENTS. Moreover, the verb incido has in many collocations a negative meaning because of the conceptualization of the “fall” in the Roman world, related to the UP IS GOOD, DOWN IS BAD metaphor.

Palabras llave : Metaphor; Collocations; Movement Verbs; Abstract Nouns; Latin.

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