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Title: Metaphor and Corpus Linguistics
Written By: Alice Deignan
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CELCR%206
Series Title: Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 6
Description:

Metaphor is a topical issue across a number of disciplines, wherever
researchers are concerned with how speakers and writers package and process
messages. This book is addressed at readers from diverse academic
backgrounds who are interested in ways of researching metaphor from
different perspectives, and especially through corpus linguistics.

A number of approaches to and exploitations of metaphor, including
conceptual metaphor theory and cognitive approaches more generally, text
and spoken discourse analysis, and CDA, are discussed, explored and
critiqued using corpus data. The book also includes corpus linguistic
studies of different aspects of metaphor, which investigate its linguistic
and semantic properties and relate them to current theoretical views. The
book demonstrates the need for naturally-occurring language data to be used
in the development of metaphor theory, and shows the value of corpus data
and techniques in this work.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588116476
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: x, 236
Prices: Europe EURO 110.00
U.S. $ 149
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9027238987
ISBN-13: 9789027238986
Pages: 236
Prices: Europe EURO 33.00
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