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A Study on Analogy and Metaphor in Science

  • Korean Semantics
  • 2009, 29(), pp.133-152
  • Publisher : The Society Of Korean Semantics
  • Research Area : Humanities > Korean Language and Literature

Sun Kyung Shin 1

1한국기술교육대학교

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ABSTRACT

Shin, Sun-kyung. 2009. A Study on Analogy and Metaphor in Science. Korean Semantics, 29. Analogies and metaphors are distributive in language and thought from literary to scientific things. This paper aims to characterize analogy and metaphor in science and discuss how the meanings of an analogy or metaphor of science is derived from the meanings of its terms. We argue that the structure- mapping account is adequate to explain the phenomena of analogy and metaphor in science. As the result of study, we conclude as follows; First, Most of analogy and metaphor in science are characterized as relational metaphor rather than attributional metaphor. Therefore, structure- mapping account is better than pragmatic account In the generation and interpretation process of analogy and metaphor in science. Second, metaphor is not language problem but conceptual proble, therefore, metaphor and analogy can be explained as same phenomena. Both are generated by mapping of conceptual structure based on 6 principles suggested by Gentner & Jeziorski(1994:450).

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