Metaphorical representation of the learning process in pedagogical internet discourse
Abstract. In this article, the authors analyze the metaphors used to communicate one of the most important processes in human life β the process of learning β in the pedagogical Internet discourse. They conclude that this type of discourse features five dominant metaphors: LEARNING IS EATING, LEARNING IS A JOURNEY, LEARNING IS CLIMBING A MOUNTAIN, LEARNING IS BUILDING A PUZZLE, LEARNING IS BUILDING A HOUSE. The article will primarily benefit metaphor scholars and might also be relevant to anyone with an interest in the representation of different aspects of education.
Keywords: conceptual metaphor, education, learning, pedagogical discourse.
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