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Metaphor : a practical introduction

This clear and lucid primer fills an important need by providing a comprehensive account of the many new developments in the study of metaphor over the last twenty years and their impact on our understanding of language, culture, and the mind. Beginning with Lakoff and Johnson's seminal work in Metaphors We Live By, Kovecses outlines the development of "the cognitive linguistic theory of metaphor" by explaining key ideas on metaphor. He also explores primary metaphor, metaphor systems, the "invariance principle," mental-imagery experiments, the many-space blending theory, and the role of image
eBook, English, 2002
Oxford University Press, New York, 2002
1 online resource (xvi, 285 pages) : illustrations
9780195145106, 9780195145113, 9781602564565, 9780198033165, 9781280531767, 9786610531769, 0195145100, 0195145119, 1602564566, 0198033168, 1280531762, 6610531765
1 What Is Metaphor?; 2 Common Source and Target Domains; 3 Kinds of Metaphor; 4 Metaphor in Literature; 5 Nonlinguistic Realizations of Conceptual Metaphors; 6 The Basis of Metaphor; 7 The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Mappings; 8 Metaphorical Entailments; 9 The Scope of Metaphor; 10 Metaphor Systems; 11 Another Figure: Metonymy; 12 The Universality of Conceptual Metaphors; 13 Cultural Variation in Metaphor and Metonymy; 14 Metaphor, Metonymy, and Idioms; 15 Metaphor and Metonymy in the Study of Language; 16 Metaphors and Blends; 17 How Does All This Hang Together?; Glossary