Does age in addition to occupation affect the conceptualization of how time is structured?

Heritage, Frazer (2016) Does age in addition to occupation affect the conceptualization of how time is structured? In: UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2016, 2016-07-192016-07-22, Bangor University. (Unpublished)

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The English language exhibits two deictic space–time metaphors: the “moving ego” metaphor, where one conceptualizes the ego as moving forward through time, and the “moving time” metaphor, where a one conceptualizes time as moving forward towards the ego (Clark, 1973, pp.51). This has been measured by experiments which require participants to respond to the question: “The meeting originally scheduled for next Wednesday has been moved forward two days. Which day has it been moved to?”(McGlone & Harding, 1998, p.1217). Research has also suggested that multiple factors, such as personality differences, lifestyle, and emotional experiences, may also influence which mapping a person adopts (Duffy & Feist, 2014; Duffy, Feist & McCarthy, 2014; Margolies & Crawford, 2008; Richmond, Wilson & Zinken, 2012). In this paper, I probe this line of research further, by examining the effect of age and occupation on the mappings adopted. I run one experiment on multiple data sets. Data set one demonstrates a significant difference between those who either work or study full time (χ2 1,63 = 15.017; p < 0.001; Cramer’s V = 0.500); Data set two, those who both work and study in different capacities demonstrates significant differences (χ2 1,28 = 5.142; p = 0.023; Cramer's V= 0.429); and the third is polarized by the amount of university contact hours participants have (χ2 1,63 = 6.676; p = 0.01; Cramer’s V = 0.326).

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