Processing Conventional Conceptual Metaphors in Persian: A Corpus-Based Psycholinguistic Study

Processing Conventional Conceptual Metaphors in Persian: A Corpus-Based Psycholinguistic Study
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Research on the psycholinguistic processing of conceptual metaphors has produced contrasting results in recent years.‎ There have also been criticisms that in experimental studies of metaphor processing, linguistic stimuli are mostly intuition-based and not designed objectively based on the original language use data.‎ To address these issues, we studied the processing of conventional metaphoric expressions in Persian language using corpus data.‎ A reading time experiment was designed to test whether conventional metaphoric expressions activated conceptual metaphors.‎ A corpus of 50 million word tokens was used to study the conventional patterns of metaphoric expressions usages and construct experimental items.‎ Fifty five Persian speakers read a set of scenarios containing non-conventional metaphor, conventional metaphor and non-metaphor expressions on computer and the reading times of the following novel target sentence in each condition were recorded by DMDX stimulus presenter program.‎ Comparing mean reading times using one-way ANOVA revealed that reading target sentence after conventional metaphor scenarios had been significantly faster than non-metaphor scenarios, but slower than non-conventional scenarios.‎ The results show that conventionality has a weakening effect on the strength of metaphoric expressions to activate conceptual metaphors.‎

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Golshaie, Ramin, and Arsalan Golfam.‎ 2015.‎ Processing Conventional Conceptual Metaphors in Persian: A Corpus-Based Psycholinguistic Study.‎ Journal of Psycholinguistic Research ۴۴: ۴۹۵–۵۱۸.

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