Metaphors in Dreams: Where Cognitive Linguistics meets Psychoanalysis

  • Marianna Bolognesi Metaphor
  • Roberto Bichisecchi Associazione


This article approaches the study of metaphors in dreams from an interdisciplinary perspective, which aims at bringing together the psychoanalytic tradition, and the main views that constitute what is commonly known as the contemporary cognitive theory of metaphor. Our perspective aims at showing how these approaches can (and need) to be integrated, and suggests why in this endeavour it is necessary to consider the personal background of the dreamer and her need to re-establish/confirm her identity within each metaphor. 


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How to Cite
Bolognesi, M., & Bichisecchi, R. (2014). Metaphors in Dreams: Where Cognitive Linguistics meets Psychoanalysis. Language and Psychoanalysis, 3(1), 4-22.
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