Conceptual mappings


A party can’t even decide its name (...). (A7W-fragment22)*


The metaphorical tension is based on a comparison between human and non-human.

Conceptual mappings

The basic meaning of ‘decide’ is human-related (“to make a choice about what you are going to do“). In the present context it is connected to a non-human, abstract entity (party).

* fragment specification from the BNC Baby