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Metaphor in use : context, culture, and communication

Author: Fiona Macarthur
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012.
Series: Human cognitive processing, v. 38.
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Metaphoric language is very much the product of human action, and many scholars now claim that metaphor in language arises from metaphors in thought. But the reasons for why we think metaphorically and speak (gesture) in these ways may be rooted in principles of self-organization that describe the existence, and forms, of many other animate and inanimate things, ranging from snowflakes to termite nests. This chapter  Read more...
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Metaphor in use.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2012
(DLC) 2012021736
(OCoLC)795009279
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Macarthur
ISBN: 9789027273468 9027273464 128389484X 9781283894845
OCLC Number: 814018434
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1. List of contributors; 2. Acknowledgements; 3. Introduction: Metaphor in use (by MacArthur, Fiona); 4. Part 1. Contexts of research; 5. Chapter 1. An assessment of metaphor retrieval methods (by Berber Sardinha, Tony); 6. Chapter 2. Metaphor in discourse: Beyond the boundaries of MIP (by Kaal, Anna); 7. Chapter 3. Metaphor identification in Dutch discourse (by Pasma, Trijntje); 8. Chapter 4. Locating metaphor candidates in specialized corpora using raw frequency and keyword lists (by Philip, Gill); 9. Part 2. Contexts of production; 10. Chapter 5. Metaphor variation across L1 and L2 speakers of English: Do differences at the level of linguistic metaphor matter? (by Johansson Falck, Marlene); 11. Chapter 6. Metaphorical expressions in L2 production: The importance of the text topic in corpus research (by Golden, Anne); 12. Chapter 7. Researching linguistic metaphor in native, non-native and expert writing (by Chapeton-Castro, Claudia Marcela); 13. Part 3. Contexts of interpretation; 14. Chapter 8. Appreciation and interpretation of visual metaphors in advertising across three European countries (by Mulken, Margot van); 15. Chapter 9. English native speakers' interpretations of culture-bound Japanese figurative expressions (by Azuma, Masumi); 16. Chapter 10. The limits of comprehension in cross-cultural metaphor: Networking in drugs terminology (by Trim, Richard); 17. Part 4. Metaphor, topic, and discourse; 18. Chapter 11. Conceptual types of terminological metaphors in marine biology: An English-Spanish contrastive analysis from an experientialist perspective (by Urena Gomez-Moreno, Jose Manuel); 19. Chapter 12. Gestures, language, and what they reveal about thought: A music teacher's use of metaphor in Taiwan (by Chuang, Ya-Chin); 20. Part 5. Metaphor and culture; 21. Chapter 13. Armed with patience, suffering an emotion: The conceptualization of life, morality, and emotion in Turkish (by Aksan, Yesim); 22. Chapter 14. Trolls (by Alm-Arvius, Christina); 23. Chapter 15. A computational exploration of creative similes (by Veale, Tony); 24. Part 6. Afterword and prospects for future research; 25. Chapter 16. Metaphors, snowflakes, and termite nests: How nature creates such beautiful things (by Gibbs, Raymond); 26. Name index; 27. Terms index
Series Title: Human cognitive processing, v. 38.
Responsibility: edited by Fiona MacArthur [and others].

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How then can we reliably identify metaphors in different contexts? How does the language or culture of speakers and hearers affect the way metaphors are produced or interpreted? Are the methods  Read more...

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