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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Metaphor Analysis
Subtitle: Research Practice in Applied Linguistics, Social Sciences and the Humanities
Edited By: Lynne Cameron
Robert Maslen
Series Title: Studies in Applied Linguistics

Metaphor is recognised as an important way of thinking - constructing
analogies and making connections between ideas - and an important way of
using language - to explain abstract ideas or to find indirect but powerful ways
of conveying feelings. By investigating people's use of metaphors, we can
better understand their emotions, attitudes and conceptualisations, as
individuals and as participants in social life. This book describes practice in
the analysis of metaphor in real-world discourse.

When real-world language use is taken as the site of metaphor study,
researchers face methodological issues that have only recently begun to be
addressed. The contributors to this volume have all had to find ways to deal
with methodological issues in their own research and have developed
techniques that are brought together here. Using as a basis the discourse
dynamics approach to metaphor developed by the editor, the book explores
links between theory and empirical investigation, exemplifies data analysis
and discusses issues in research design and practice. Particular attention is
paid to the processes of metaphor identification, categorisation and labelling,
and to the use of corpus linguistic and other computer-assisted methods.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781845534462
Pages: 308
Prices: U.K. £ 55

Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781845534479
Pages: 308
Prices: U.K. £ 17.99