Elisa Barrajón López, 2018: "A propósito de las imágenes esquemáticas
presentes en la complementación nocional
regida por el verbo salir",
Onomázein 39, 01-23.
Metaphor and metonymy are two mecanisms of basic conceptualization that justify the
notional uses the verb motion go out as semantically derived from its corresponding prototypical
uses. In this paper we will demonstrate that the abstract structures involving this
verb can be explained by the projection of three basic image schemas: the path schema, the container schema and the whole-part schema (with its two metonymical directions: whole
by part and part by whole). However, we will study others subsidiary image schemas of
container and path metaphors: the force image schema, the process image schema, the fullempty
image schema and the excess image schema. The examples were drawn from two oral
corpora—Corpus oral de la variedad juvenil universitaria del español hablado en Alicante
(COVJA) y Alicante, Corpus del español (ALCORE)—, where I have noticed a frequent use of
these structures; and from one corpus written—CREA—, to which I have resorted in order
to get a broaden database.