Image schemas in a nutshell

The history of image schemas:

 

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Disclaimer 


Listing the complete image schemas is a seemingly impossible task. Different scientific disciplines relies on different definitions and terminology, and the cognitive foundation of these patterns remains speculative as they are hard to empirically investigate.  

Therefore, on this page, we make no claims on providing a full (nor cognitively accurate) list of these relationships. 

Instead, we hope this list can serve as an inspiration and a basis for where to go next with these complex constructions. 

Commonly-studied Image Schemas

Containment


Support


Contact


Verticality


Linkage


Balance


Counter-force