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Where metaphors come from : reconsidering context in metaphor

Author: Zoltán Kövecses
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Where Metaphors Come From, Zoltán Kövecses proposes a metaphorical grounding that augments and refines conceptual metaphor theory according to which conceptual metaphors are based on our bodily experience. While this is certainly true in many cases of metaphor, the role of the body in metaphor creation can and should be reinterpreted, and, consequently, the body can be seen as just one of the several contexts  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zoltán Kövecses
ISBN: 9780190224868 019022486X 9780190224875 0190224878 9780190224882 0190224886
OCLC Number: 886672264
Description: xiii, 215 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Metaphor, embodiment and context --
Meaning making --
The conceptual system --
Contextual factors --
Metaphor and culture --
Context and metaphorical creativity --
Context and poetic metaphor --
The conceptual context of linguistic humor --
Happiness in context --
Metaphor and context.
Responsibility: Zoltan Kövecses.

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Kovecses recasts CMT as a contextual theory of metaphor, expanding and refining it to account for the ways in which many verbal metaphors are tied to context.  Read more...

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[KAvecses] provides good examples from a variety of contextual and cultural situations and includes several chapters on the cognitive aspects of linguistic humor. Recommended. * P. J. Kurtz, CHOICE * Read more...

 
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