Vision or visual experience has great significance in building our cognition and language. One glance is enough for constructing and storing many concepts about the world around. This study is based on a central question, which is: how does absence of sight affects metaphor comprehension, especially metaphor involves comparing two objects or concepts which may be highly rooted in the visual world? The author adopts the hypothesis in which the congenitally blind children have the ability to comprehend metaphor but they have a delayed onset of acquiring this ability.
The author is a researcher from Kufa University in Iraq. He got his M.A. in linguistics from the Faculty of Arts in Basra University. He is interested in psycholinguistics and cognitive linguistics.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
psycholinguistics, blind-children, metaphor
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics