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Mapping English metaphor through time

Author: Wendy Anderson; Ellen Bramwell; Carole Hough
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This volume offers an empirical and diachronic investigation of the foundations and nature of metaphor in English, based on evidence from 'The Historical Thesaurus of English'. It offers case studies of a number of semantic domains and provides a significant step forward in the data-driven understanding of metaphor.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mapping English metaphor through time.
(DLC) 2015959956
(OCoLC)936143221
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Anderson; Ellen Bramwell; Carole Hough
ISBN: 9780191805820 0191805823 9780191062025 0191062022
OCLC Number: 944211468
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 321 pages)
Contents: Introduction: The pursuit of metaphors / Andrew Prescott --
The metaphorical landscape / Carole Hough --
Metaphorical beasts in the history of English / Judith Paterson --
Plants as metaphorical headgear in English / Carole P. Biggam --
Food as a fruitful source of metaphor / Christian Kay --
Morbid curiosity and metaphors of death in the history of English / Beth Ralston --
The metaphorical qualities of cool, clear and clashing colours / Rachael Hamilton --
Waves of excitement, waves of metaphor / Wendy Anderson --
Metaphors of religious anxiety in Early Modern England / Kenneth Austin --
Madness, sanity, and metaphor / Ellen Bramwell --
The importance of Old English head / Antonette diPaolo Healey --
The metaphorical understanding of power and authority / Marc Alexander --
The dehumanized thief / Fraser Dallachy --
Metaphors of weapons and armour through time / Daria Izdebska --
Silent reading / Jane Roberts --
The case of address terms / Irma Taavitsainen --
Appendix: Mapping metaphor categories.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough.

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