A Voyage By Dhow by Norman Lewis

By Norman Lewis

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This is a set of essays that the nice shuttle author penned from quite a few destinations over a multi-decade interval. Lewis died on the age of ninety five in 2003 and was once traveling --- and writing --- until eventually close to the very finish of his existence. again within the early days of his occupation as a journalist, Westerners seldom visited a few of these locations (Yemen, Paraguay, Soviet Union, etc.) that he covers during this publication. His previous books approximately Southeast Asia ("A Dragon Apparent" and "Golden Earth") are specifically attention-grabbing for his or her observations of nations resembling Burma and Cambodia. As regularly, Lewis has an astute eye for aspect and the power to determine the massive photo. in a single fairly penetrating essay during this assortment, Lewis comes throughout a doubtful workforce of missionaries in Venezuela who're trying to "convert" a primitive tribe to Christianity, and within the technique wean them from their conventional lifestyle. unfortunately, after all, such missionaries are nonetheless allowed to spew their poison around the globe. shall we use extra writers like Lewis who query --- and problem --- such damaging practices. This number of essays give you the reader with many sturdy examples of Norman Lewis' go back and forth writing sort.

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I could see the smoke coming out of his ears—I thought his hat would catch fire! The understanding of this sentence in addition requires the understanding of how the notion of intensity is conceptualized in the network (see earlier): A submapping of the anger is heat metaphor is intensity of emotion is degree of heat. ” The notion of “hat” emerges as we run Meaning Making Source Domain: (Input 1) Hot fluid in a container Target Domain: (Input 2) Angry person ears smoke The Blend I could see smoke coming out of his ears...

The metaphors such as heaven is an ideal physical place, causation is progeneration, and providence is nurturance are based on the source domain schematized into the target; the target is a schematic version of the source, where the specific rich imagery of the source is bleached out. In sum, some metaphors can emerge from schematization via a metonymic process. Conceptual Integration To see what conceptual integration, or blending, involves, we can take an example from a well-known metaphor: anger is a hot fluid in a container (see Kövecses, 1986, 1990; Lakoff, 1987; Lakoff and Kövecses, 1987).

Under a strict conceptual-metaphor-theory analysis, the target domain would be a static frame, or scene, consisting of the road, the valley, and the direction through. , through) to the valley. We would expect the following mappings, or correspondences to apply (DS = Dynamic Source, ST = Static Target): DS road DS valley DS through DS motion DS moving entity → → → → → ST road ST valley ST through ? But there are two problems with this analysis, as indicated by the incomplete mappings (with the question marks).

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