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The role of (deliberate) metaphor in communicating knowledge in academic discourse : an analysis of college lectures from different disciplines

Author: Anke Beger
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Peter Lang, [2019]
Series: Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft, Bd. 125.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Secondary (senior high) school : English
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"While the relatively recent notion of 'deliberate' metaphors - metaphors that supposedly play a special role in communication - is contested among researchers, the debate lacks empirical grounding. This book presents the first large-scale study of forms and functions of deliberate metaphors in authentic spoken academic discourse. The author's comprehensive qualitative analyses of 23 US-American college lectures  Read more...
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Beger, Anke, 1983-
The role of (deliberate) metaphor in communicating knowledge in academic discourse
Berlin ; New York : Peter Lang, 2019.
(DLC) 2019042944
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anke Beger
ISBN: 9783631802106 3631802102 9783631802090 3631802080 9783631802083 3631802099
OCLC Number: 1122685589
Notes: Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)--Universität Flensburg, 2016.
Description: 1 online resource (452 pages).
Contents: Conceptual Metaphor Theory - Communicating Knowledge - Metaphors in psychology - Recontextualizations - Mixed Metaphors - The Concepts Mind and Self - Science teaching - Science popularization
Series Title: Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft, Bd. 125.
Responsibility: Anke Beger.

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This book features comprehensive qualitative metaphor analyses in US-American college lectures. The author shows that deliberate metaphors fulfill important communicative functions. However, the  Read more...

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