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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Introducing Metaphor
Written By: Murray George Knowles
Rosamund Moon
Description:

Introducing Metaphor is an accessible introduction to the different ways in
which metaphor permeates all areas of language, and other methods of
communication, covering both theoretical and practical approaches to the
analysis of texts.

Combining a variety of approaches to this widely studied subject, the book
provides a thorough grounding in metaphor and word meaning, theories on the
processing and understanding of metaphorical language, and metaphor in
other languages and translation.

Moon and Knowles draw on a wide selection of examples to explore metaphor
in relation to text, discourse and society. Linguistic metaphor and
literary metaphor are examined in a range of contexts such as politics,
sport and advertising, while literary metaphor is demonstrated through
authentic extracts from fiction and poetry. A final section covering
non-verbal metaphor looks at metaphor in art, cinema and music, further
demonstrating metaphor theory in practice.

Featuring suggestions for further reading on topics in each chapter, and an
appendix for small-scale research investigations on metaphor, Introducing
Metaphor will be invaluable to undergraduate students of English Language,
Linguistics and Literature.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Pages: 128
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