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Metaphor networks : the comparative evolution of figurative language

Author: Richard Trim
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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Focuses on the historical evolution of metaphor and proposes theories on language change. This book explores how the metaphors are linked to images existing in the past. It also features findings  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trim, Richard, 1950-
Metaphor networks.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608079610
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Trim
ISBN: 9780230507517 0230507514
OCLC Number: 76786899
Description: xv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The role of cognition --
Universal trends --
Culture-specific conceptualization --
Conceptual equivalence and translation --
Cultural patterns of the past --
Metaphor and semantic networks --
Metaphor paths in base concepts --
Germanic influences in old English --
Metaphor death --
Historical mindsets --
The evolution of love metaphors: a case study --
Latinate-based origins in English medieval metaphor --
Historical models of love metaphors.
Responsibility: Richard Trim.
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