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Mon Jun 16 2003

Books: Socioling/Ling & Literature, English: Wilkinson

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  1. jleppig, Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors: Wilkinson

Message 1: Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors: Wilkinson

Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2003 15:47:25 +0000
From: jleppig <>
Subject: Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors: Wilkinson

Title: Thesaurus of Traditional English Metaphors
Subtitle: Second Edition
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)		 
Author: P.R. Wilkinson				

Hardback: ISBN: 0415276853, Pages: 870, Price: 190.00

The second edition of this fascinating collection of traditional
metaphors includes over 1500 new entries, as well as more information
on first known usages and more ways to find entries. It will appeal to
cultural historians, dialectologists, folklorists and language
enthusiasts alike.

Metaphors are taken to include a variety of figurative meanings such
as similes, proverbs, idioms, slang and catchphrases, though literary
metaphors are avoided. The author draws particularly on his extensive
contact with the rural cultures of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Dorset and
Cornwall. Expressions from Scotland, North America and Australia and
other parts of the English-speaking world are also included. The book
thus provides an overview of folklore and folk wisdom as reflected in
figurative expressions.

Entries are arranged under a highly original scheme following the old
cherrystone rhyme 'Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor
man, beggar-man, thief' with the additional categories 'at home' 'at
school and 'at play'. Entries can be found using either the Index of
Themes or the Index of Keywords.

Lingfield(s): Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English (Language code: ENG)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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