What Conceptual Metaphors Appear in Texts on Psychedelics and Medicine? Corpus-Based Cognitive Study
Jaunųjų mokslininkų tyrimai
Milena Bryła
Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2436-9465
Publikuota 2022-10-07
https://doi.org/10.15388/RESPECTUS.2022.42.47.115
PDF
HTML

Kaip cituoti

Bryła M. (2022) „What Conceptual Metaphors Appear in Texts on Psychedelics and Medicine? Corpus-Based Cognitive Study“, Respectus Philologicus, (42(47), p. 154-166. doi: 10.15388/RESPECTUS.2022.42.47.115.

Santrauka

This paper aims to present conceptual metaphors employed to discuss psychedelics in texts published online by organizations popularizing knowledge about psychedelic substances. The foundation of this investigation comprises Cognitive Grammar, Conceptual Metaphor Theory, and Corpus Linguistics. A corpus of 160 texts on medical research, mental health, and therapy published in 2020 is built to enable quantitative and qualitative analysis. The investigation reveals the existence of the conceptual metaphors: psychedelic experience is a trip (a single experience that requires return and may involve adventurous, sacred, challenging aspects), the psychedelic experience is a journey (a set of experiences (trips), integration process, and development, may involve healing), the psychedelic substance is a tool / bridge / vehicle / agent providing access. The study of collocates of the word “psychedelic” also suggests the conceptualization of the psychedelic substances and/or experience as medicine in the analyzed corpus.

PDF
HTML
Kūrybinių bendrijų licencija

Šis kūrinys yra platinamas pagal Kūrybinių bendrijų Priskyrimas 4.0 tarptautinę licenciją.

Susipažinkite su autorių teisėmis žurnalo politikoje skiltyje Autorių teisės.