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Hartley, Lisa (31. January 2019): Conceptualisation of Gender and Relationships in Song texts. A Diachronic Analysis of Conceptual Metaphors of Gender, Love and Sexuality in Chart Songs. Master Thesis, Faculty of Languages and Literatures, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.


After introducing the theoretical frame of the study given through Lakoff and Johnson’s Conceptual Metaphor Theory, the goals and ideas behind the undertaking of this question will be explained in more details. A consequent chapter of the paper is dedicated to methodology and proceedings. Great importance and care is given to this chapter, as the study isn’t completely embedded in any traditional school of linguistics, with standard procedures, but rather an experimental work combining more than one research approaches. The results of the study will be presented in two sections. They will first be presented in a relatively traditional view of conceptual metaphor, and then evaluated from discourse analysis, feminist linguistics and socio-historical perspectives. Finally, we want to remind the reader that language is one of the main specificities of human beings, and thus linguistics should be centred in the general human sciences. For this reason, and because of the theme of our research question, we chose to conclude the process with a Gender Study approach.