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Creating worldviews : metaphor, ideology and language

Author: James W Underhill
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013.
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Reflecting upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, Underhill analyses the discourse of several languages in recent history.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Underhill
ISBN: 9780748643158 074864315X 9780748679096 074867909X
OCLC Number: 857983370
Description: VIII, 299 S. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements Part I Metaphor 1 Metaphor and World-Conceiving Worldviews Patterning This Book 2 A Concern for Metaphor 3 Metaphors We Live By 4 Other Developments in Metaphor Theory Philosophical Investigations Linguistic Approaches The Poetic Tradition The Rhetorical Tradition 5 Further cognitive contributions to metaphor theory Crtitical Discourse Analysis Turner's Contribution Blending Universalism 6 Diversity on the Periphery An Early Contribution The Website Journal, Embodiment The Slavic Contribution Sweetser's Contribution Reaching beyond a languageless linguistics Part II Case Studies in Metaphor Part II Three Case Studies 7 The Language of Czechoslovak Communist Power Does it make any sense? Conceptual Cluster Historie Lide Strana Stat Historie and Doba Boj An ABC of Czechoslovak Communist Terminology Conclusions 8 Hitlerdeutsch: Klemperer and the Language of the Third Reich Mindset and Personal World Hitlerdeutsch Seven Perversions Conceptuel Clusters Purification Binary Definition Essentialisation and Exclusion Adoption and Inversion Instability Contradiction Absurdity Two Goebbels Conclusions 9 Language in Metaphors The French language is so beautiful, we hardly dare touch her The Aesthetics of Order New defences Hagege's garden Global English Ecolinguistics Sprachsinn A final Word Glossary Bibliography Index
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This book distinguishes itself from much recent work in cognitive metaphor studies in a number of important ways. It argues against the nostrum that cognition is independent of language and based on Read more...

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