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Title: The Language of Metaphors
Subtitle: 2nd Edition
Written By: Andrew Goatly
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415586382/
Description:

In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Andrew Goatly looks at how we use
metaphor to communicate meaning. Combining insights from functional
linguistics and relevance theory, he provides a powerful model for
understanding how metaphors work in real communicative situations, how we
use them to communicate meaning and how we process them.

Drawing on substantial linguistic corpora including literary works by William
Golding, TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, George Eliot and AS Byatt, articles from
national newspapers and extracts from popular and advertising culture, this
book:


*examines the distinction between literal and metaphorical language

*surveys the means by which metaphors are expressed in texts

*locates the interpretation of metaphor in its social context

*contains tasks and suggestions for further work

The second edition has been revised to include relevant examples, updated
texts and new lexical data. It discusses recent developments in metaphor
research by key figures such as Deborah Cameron, Jonathan Charteris-
Black, Alice Deignan, Rachel Giora, Veronika Koller, Zoltan Kovecses,
Andreas Musolff and Elena Semino.

The Language of Metaphors provides the ideal introduction to metaphors for
all students and researchers with an interest in communication, language,
literature and psychology.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Linguistic Theories
Semantics
Ling & Literature
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415586375
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K. £ 95.00
U.S. $ 155.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415586382
Pages: 400
Prices: U.K. £ 29.99
U.S. $ 47.95