Conceptual Metaphor in Sociological Terminology

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The article deals with a metaphoric perspective in the study of sociological terminology. Metaphor has long been widely used in reasoning and writing within humanitarian discourse. When Sociology was singled out as a separate discipline, it inherited metaphor as a tool of scientific analysis, which made it an invaluable source of sociological terminology. The article reveals that source domains for metaphors in Sociology are found in anthropocentricity of cognition, activity-based and cultural concepts.

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T A Maikova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: maykova_ta@pfur.ru

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