Metaphorical Conceptualization of Food in Jordanian Arabic

https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v2i3.347

Authors

  • Rose Aljanada Lecturer at Arar Community College, NBU
  • Aseel Alfaisal a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Translation, Arar Community College,NBU

Keywords:

conceptual metaphor theory, source domain, target domain, food metaphors, Jordanian Arabic.

Abstract

This article studies the different food conceptual metaphors in Jordanian Arabic through the study of different food-related idioms and proverbs. A corpus was built by collecting the largest possible number of food-related idioms and proverbs used in Jordanian Arabic, regardless of the dialect, using a survey containing open-ended questions. The collected food-related idioms and proverbs were categorized according to the target domain into which the metaphors are mapped. Food in Jordanian Arabic food as a source domain can be mapped into the following target domains: IDEAS, EXPERIENCE, TEMPERAMENT, GAINING MONEY UNLAWFULLY, WINNING , DECEIVING, COOPERATION, SCHEMING and TALKING NONESENSE. These target domains form the following Conceptual Metaphors: IDEAS ARE FOOD, GOING THROUGH AN EXPEREINCE IS EATING IT, TEMPERAMENT IS FOOD, GAINING MONEY UNLAWFULLY IS EATING IT, WINNING IS EATING , DECEIVING IS MIXING INGREDIENTS, COOPERATION IS SHARING FOOD, SCHEMING IS COOKING TOGETHER and TALKING NONESENSE IS KNEADING.

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Author Biographies

Rose Aljanada, Lecturer at Arar Community College, NBU

Rose Aljanada, Northern Border University.

Rose Aljanada is a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Translation, Arar Community College, Northern Border University.  She holds a BA in English language Field Teacher, an MA in English language Teaching Methodologies. Her areas of interest are language acquisition, second language learning, foreign language learning, linguistics, comparative linguistic and psycholinguistics.

Aseel Alfaisal , a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Translation, Arar Community College,NBU

Aseel Alfaisal, Northern Border University.

Aseel Alfaisal is a lecturer at the Department of Languages and Translation, Arar Community College, Northern Border University.  She holds a BA in English language and literature, an MA in Linguistics. Her areas of interest are phonetics and phonology, linguistics, sociolinguistics, Arabic dialects, comparative linguistic, educational leadership.

Published

2020-09-18

How to Cite

Aljanada, R., & Alfaisal , A. . (2020). Metaphorical Conceptualization of Food in Jordanian Arabic. International Journal of Language and Literary Studies, 2(3), 94-107. https://doi.org/10.36892/ijlls.v2i3.347