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Metaphor networks : the comparative evolution of figurative language

Author: Richard Trim
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Where do our metaphors come from? Why do we say 'he has a new flame'? Why does the colour green signify immaturity in English but strength in French? Why can we say 'dry humour' today but not 'dry' (thin) arms as in the Middle Ages? Metaphor Networks attempts to answer such questions by exploring the evolution of figurative language. Richard Trim investigates how metaphors are created today by being linked to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trim, Richard, 1950-
Metaphor networks.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608079610
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Trim
ISBN: 9780230507517 0230507514
OCLC Number: 76786899
Description: xv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The role of cognition --
Universal trends --
Culture-specific conceptualization --
Conceptual equivalence and translation --
Cultural patterns of the past --
Metaphor and semantic networks --
Metaphor paths in base concepts --
Germanic influences in old English --
Metaphor death --
Historical mindsets --
The evolution of love metaphors: a case study --
Latinate-based origins in English medieval metaphor --
Historical models of love metaphors.
Responsibility: Richard Trim.
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Metaphor Networks focuses on the historical evolution of metaphor and proposes new theories on language change based on substantial empirical data. It explores how the metaphors of today are very  Read more...

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