عنوان مقاله [English]
The present paper examines the semantic molecules of 35 animal names in Bushehr and 35 animal names in Shahrekord based on Hsieh's semantic-cognitive approach (2006). The research data was obtained from the responses of 100 Bushehri speakers and 100 Shehrekordi speakers and the study of written sources such as proverb books, poetry, stories and the like. In this research, frequently used animal names in the everyday speech of the two areas were extracted, then questions were asked in the form of a questionnaire from the native speakers of each region about the animals. By analyzing the data of the questionnaire, one or more semantic molecules were obtained for each animal. Then, for each semantic molecule, the corresponding basic metaphors were identified. Behavior and habit, appearance, intelligence, food and eating habits, usage, outstanding features, connotative meaning and contractual meaning are among the metaphors for classification of the semantic molecules of the animals. The results of the research show that the metaphor of habit and behavioral metaphor in the two regions has the highest frequency for describing the semantic molecules of the animals.