geographical term

The role of metaphor in the development in geographical terminology

The role of metaphor in the process of geographic reality cognition, particularly in the primary nomination by comparison, analogy is revealed. The spiral development of concept as metaphor: primary words-metaphors –“naive” concepts – logical concepts, is established. The significance of metaphor in modern processes of determinologization and transterminologization of geographical science is emphasized. The emergence of concepts, metaphors with extensive scope (megametaphor) is stated.