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George LakoffThe Invariance Hypothesis: is abstract reason based on image-schemas
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and originated the idea under the name invariance hypothesis,later revising and renaming it as the invarianceprinciple. Lakoff (1993: 215) gives the invariance principleas: "Metaphorical mappings preserve the cognitive topology (thatis, the image-schema structure) of the source domain, in a wayconsistent with the inherent structure of the target domain".

Lakoff, George. 1990.
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...tial image schemas CONTAINER, POINT and MEDIUM, which I assume are engaged in metaphorical mappings from space to time. Importantly, the mappings observe the Invariance Hypothesis (Lakoff 1990, 1993; =-=Turner 1990-=-, 1993; Brugman 1990). The image schema-structure of the spatial domain is preserved in the temporal domain in that interiors of containers are mapped onto interiors, exteriors onto exteriors etc. How...

Another central aspect of Lakoff and Johnson’s theory is the Invariance Hypothesis proposed by Lakoff (1990: 54).
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...s. Butsdoes this mean that the hypothesis has been falsified? Probably that would be doing it toosmuch honour. Judging by the diverse versions that are in circulation (e.g. Lakoff 1990,sBrugman 1990, =-=Turner 1990-=-, Turner 1993, Lakoff 1993), the so-called "invariances15 This goes at least for Lakoff's (1990:54) original version of the hypothesis. In Lakoff (1993:215), theshypothesis – despite being promoted to...

Another central aspect of Lakoff and Johnson’s theory is the Invariance Hypothesis proposed by Lakoff (1990: 54)
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