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Shabani Minaabad M. Cancer as a Metaphor. Multidiscip Cancer Investig. 2020; 4 (4) :1-3
URL: http://mcijournal.com/article-1-277-en.html
Abstract:   (1236 Views)
Introduction: Cognitive linguists believe that metaphor is a cognitive phenomenon, and that what appears in language is just the aspect of cognitive phenomenon Metaphor is one of the basic interdisciplinary concepts that has been paid more attention to its fundamental role in various aspects of psychology, medicine, including cancer in recent years.
Methods:. From the point of view of cognitive linguists, metaphor refers to the understanding of each and every expression of abstract ideas in the form of more tangible ideas. The purpose of this review research was to review the metaphors used for cancer in articles published in the journal Multidisciplinary Cancer Investigation using a brief overview method.
Results: After reviewing the texts of the selected articles using the Pragglejaz method (2007), a number of words and metaphors found in the articles have been mentioned.
Conclusions: The advantages and disadvantages of the use of metaphor are discussed, as well as the use of other metaphors in the psychosocial dynamic of careIn this article trying provide detailed evidence, and additional nuance, for critique of  metaphor negeative of cancer  and put forward an explanation for the current persistence of this metaphor, despite its controversial status.
Keywords: Cancer
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Type of Study: Letters to the Editor | Subject: quality of life
Received: 2020/05/17 | Accepted: 2020/06/24 | ePublished: 2020/10/1

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