Conceptual Metaphors Determine Women Writers’ Thought from Iraq

1Bushra Al-Muttairi

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Abstract:

The recent study investigates conceptual metaphors (CMs) and raises a series of questions relevant to the study of literary texts by contemporary Arab women writers from Iraq; What do the CMs identified in such texts tell us about women’s thought? Do such CMs structure Iraqi Arab woman’s thought? What is there beyond thought? How do socio-cultural forces determine it? The following sections are attempts to argue these questions by emprical analysis which focused on writings by three well-known contemporary writers from Iraq. Five short stories from Iraq (“The Cat, the Maid, and the Wife,” “The Future,” and “The Newcomer” by Daisy alAmir, “The Dream” by Aliya Mamdouh, and “At the Beach” by Buthayna al-Nasiri).

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Conceptual Metaphor, Arab women writers thought, CMT, social forces

Paper Details
Month4
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 4
Pages8761-8777