Trisnendri Syahrizal


This research is entitled Political Conceptual Metaphor in Political Discourses: A Cognitive
Semantics Study. The study investigates the type of conceptual metaphor found in the political
discourses. The discourses used as the data are taken from TIME Online Magazine during
February 2015. Moreover, this study also tries to find out the conceptualizations of politics. This
research analyzes the input of political domain and the input of other domains. This research also
investigates the source and the target domain of structural metaphor of politics. In this study the
researcher adapts several theories related to conceptual metaphor from Lakoff and Johnson, and
Evans and Green. Moreover, this research also the theory from Fauconnier The result shows that
orientational metaphor is more common than ontological metaphor in the political discourses
under the issue of 2016 general election. From 105 metaphorical statements, the researcher found
42 orientational metaphors and 63 ontological metaphors. It shows that in the political
discourses, politics commonly being projected as some concrete substances.

Keyword: political conceptual methaphor, political discourse, cognitive semantics

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22460/eltin.v4i2.p33-52

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