A Cognitive Linguistic Study of Metaphor in some selected Slogans Chanted During 25th Tishreen protest in Iraq 2019
Keywords:Cognitive linguistics, CMT, metaphor, protest, slogans.
The present study is dealt with a cognitive analysis of the slogans of 25th Tishreen protest in Iraq 2019. The cognitive study presents the analysis of both spoken and written slogans. Metaphor is considered a powerful instrument that is highly used in our daily life and politics. The study adopts Lakoff & Johnson's (1980) Conceptual Metaphor Theory as a model for data analysis. This study tries to achieve the following aim; Analyzing the Iraqi slogans to reveal the usage of metaphor as a tool of attracting attention to certain points. Finally, the present study has come out with the following results that the goal of using metaphor in the slogans is to support the demonstrators’ attitude. It is represented as a means through which the demonstrators express their suffering and convey their demands and messages more quickly to the Iraqi government. Consequently, the topic of this thesis can get the attention and interest of people who participate in 25th protests. The cognitive study is chosen because it is interested in language, cognition and communication.
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