Metaphor in Use

Metaphor in Use

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Metaphor is a fascinating phenomenon, but it is also complex and multi-faceted, varying in how it is manifested in different modes of expression, languages, cultures, or time-scales. How then can we reliably identify metaphors in different contexts? How does the language or culture of speakers and hearers affect the way metaphors are produced or interpreted? Are the methods employed to explore metaphors in one context applicable in others? The sixteen chapters that make up this volume offer not only detailed studies of the situated use of metaphor in language, gesture, and visuals around the world a€“ providing important insights into the different factors that produce variation a€“ but also careful explication and discussion of the methodological issues that arise when researchers approach metaphor in diverse a€˜real worlda€™ contexts. The book constitutes an important contribution to applied metaphor studies, and will prove an invaluable resource for the novice and experienced metaphor researcher alike.As shown in Table 1, the first consists of 11 argumentative texts extracted from the International Corpus of Learner English ... As the editorials are typically much shorter than the argumentative essays, the Expert corpus sample is made up of 15anbsp;...

Title:Metaphor in Use
Author:Fiona MacArthur, José Luis Oncins-Martínez, Manuel Sánchez-García, Ana María Piquer-Píriz
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2012-10-17


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