Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Source Domain

Definition: 

A source domain is a concept that is metaphorically used to provide the means of understanding another concept.

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Examples: 

(English)

verticality schema, as a source domain, is metaphorically applied to the concept of amount in the more-as-up and less-as-down metaphors expressed in the following sentences:

Source: 
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