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Metaphor : a practical introduction

Author: Zoltán Kövecses
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kövecses, Zoltán.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001036570
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Zoltán Kövecses
ISBN: 0195145100 9780195145106 0195145119 9780195145113 1602564566 9781602564565 9780198033165 0198033168 1280531762 9781280531767 9786610531769 6610531765
OCLC Number: 70739824
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 285 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Zoltán Kövecses ; exercises written with Szilvia Csábi, Réka Hajdú, Zsuzsanna Bokor, & Orsolya Izsó.
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