Ecological Cognition and Metaphor

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Ecological Cognition and Metaphor. / Jensen, Thomas Wiben; Greve, Linda.

I: Metaphor and Symbol, Bind 34, Nr. 1, 2019, s. 1-16.

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Jensen, TW & Greve, L 2019, 'Ecological Cognition and Metaphor', Metaphor and Symbol, bind 34, nr. 1, s. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926488.2019.1591720

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Jensen, Thomas Wiben og Linda Greve. "Ecological Cognition and Metaphor". Metaphor and Symbol. 2019, 34(1). 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/10926488.2019.1591720

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Jensen, Thomas Wiben ; Greve, Linda. / Ecological Cognition and Metaphor. I: Metaphor and Symbol. 2019 ; Bind 34, Nr. 1. s. 1-16.

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