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Mixing metaphor

Author: Raymond W Gibbs
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2016] ©2016
Series: Metaphor in language, cognition, and communication, 6.
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Mixing metaphors in speech, writing, and even gesture, is traditionally viewed as a sign of inconsistency in thought and language. Despite the prominence of mixed metaphors, there have been surprisingly few attempts to comprehensively explain why people mix their metaphors so frequently and in the particular ways they do. This volume brings together a distinguished group of linguists, psychologists and computer  Read more...
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Mixing metaphor
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2016]
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond W Gibbs
ISBN: 9789027202109 9027202109
OCLC Number: 928580557
Description: xiv, 269 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Introduction (by Gibbs, Jr., Raymond W.); 3. Part I. Is Mixed Metaphor a Problem?; 4. Chapter 1. A view of "mixed metaphor" within a conceptual metaphor theory framework (by Kovecses, Zoltan); 5. Chapter 2. Mixed metaphors from a discourse dynamics perspective: A non-issue? (by Cameron, Lynne); 6. Chapter 3. Why mixed metaphors make sense (by Muller, Cornelia); 7. Chapter 4. Tackling mixed metaphors in discourse: New corpus and psychological evidence (by Lonergan, Julia E.); 8. Part II. Reasons for Mixing Metaphor; 9. Chapter 5. Mixed metaphor: Its depth, its breadth, and a pretence-based approach (by Barnden, John A.); 10. Chapter 6. Mixed metaphor is a question of deliberateness (by Steen, Gerard J.); 11. Chapter 7. When languages and cultures meet: Mixed metaphors in the discourse of Spanish speakers of English (by MacArthur, Fiona); 12. Chapter 8. The 'dull roar' and the 'burning barbed wire pantyhose': Complex metaphor in accounts of chronic pain (by Charteris-Black, Jonathan); 13. Part III. Effects of Mixing Metaphor; 14. Chapter 9. We drink with our eyes first: The web of sensory perceptions, aesthetic experiences and mixed imagery in wine reviews (by Paradis, Carita); 15. Chapter 10. A corpus-based study of 'mixed metaphor' as a metalinguistic comment (by Semino, Elena); 16. Chapter 11. Mixing in pictorial and multimodal metaphors? (by Forceville, Charles); 17. Chapter 12. Extended metaphor in the web of discourse (by Naciscione, Anita); 18. Index
Series Title: Metaphor in language, cognition, and communication, 6.
Responsibility: edited by Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
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Mixing metaphors in speech, writing, and even gesture, is traditionally viewed as a sign of inconsistency in thought and language. Despite the prominence of mixed metaphors, there have been surprisingly few attempts to comprehensively explain why people mix their metaphors so frequently and in the particular ways they do. This volume brings together a distinguished group of linguists, psychologists and computer scientists, who tackle the issue of how and why mixed metaphors arise and what communicative purposes they may serve. These scholars, almost unanimously, argue that mixing metaphors is a natural consequence of common metaphorical thought processes, highlighting important complexities of the metaphorical mind. 'Mixing Metaphor', for the first time, offers new, critical empirical and theoretical insights on a topic that has long been ignored within interdisciplinary metaphor studies.

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