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Title: Confronting Metaphor in Use
Subtitle: An applied linguistic approach
Edited By: Mara Sophia Zanotto
Lynne Cameron
Marilda C. Cavalcanti
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=P%26bns%20173
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 173
Description:

It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated,
as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought.
Over the last twenty five years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth
the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended
to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have largely ignored how
this connects to its role in the discourses in which our lives are
constructed and lived. This book brings language and social dimensions into
the picture, offering snapshots of metaphor use in real language and in
real lives across the very different cultures of Europe and Brazil and
contributing to the theorizing of metaphor in discourse.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
General Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027254176
ISBN-13: 9789027254177
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