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Lecture 9

Lecture 9

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University of Toronto St. George
Marcel Danesi

Lecture 9 y Exam 25 TF chapters 5 8 11 y Language serves cognitive and memory needs Example Natives need 3 words for seal but we dont need that difference For them its meaning For us knowing the difference between chair and desk is meaning y Take something concrete with an abstract experience and put it as one y Aristotle was the founder of cognition y Using concrete aspect to understand what an abstract is o Example sweet concrete and love abstract y Once it becomes associated it becomes a symbol o Example chocolate as a symbol for love y Blend concrete and abstract y Metaphor bridging across according to Aristotle Its inadequate because its associated with poetry style Kind of a misleading word IA Richards y Life is a stage Metaphor All the things that happen in a theater is what life is This is what Aristotle said to his student who asked what life is y All of science is metaphoro Example Atom with neutrons and protons in circles around is a metaphor No one saw it in real life to say whether it was true or not y Metaphor once you c
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