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The language of metaphors

Author: Andrew Goatly
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This textbook explores the language of metaphor. Combining insights from relevance theory and functional linguistics, Goatley provides a powerful model for understanding how metaphors work in real  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Goatly
ISBN: 0415128765 9780415128766 0415128773 9780415128773 020321000X 9780203210000
OCLC Number: 33968009
Description: xvi, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Metaphorical and Literal Language --
2. Metaphor and the Dictionary: Root Analogies --
3. Metaphor and the Dictionary: Word-Class and Word-Formation --
4. How Different Kinds of Metaphors Work --
5. Relevance Theory and the Functions of Metaphor --
6. The Signalling of Metaphor --
7. The Specification of Topics --
8. The Specification of Grounds --
9. The Interplay of Metaphors --
10. Metaphor in its Social Context.
Responsibility: Andrew Goatly.
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