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Title: Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics
Edited By: Raymond W Gibbs
Gerard J. Steen
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 175

This book contains a selection of refereed and revised papers originally presented at the 5th ICLC. After an introduction by the editors, the book opens with a long-needed chapter on historical precedents for the Cognitive Linguistic theory of metaphor. Two chapters demonstrate the method of lexical analysis of linguistic metaphors and how it can be fruitfully applied to a characterization of the conceptual domains of smell and economics. Three chapters deal with theoretical aspects of conceptual metaphor, one of which is a commissioned chapter on the relation between conceptual metaphor theory and conceptual blending. Finally there are five chapters presenting novel theoretical issues and empirical findings about the relation between conceptual metaphor and culture. This book is hence a wide-ranging sample of current approaches to metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics, with some chapters breaking new grounds for future research.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556198922
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Prices: U.S. $ 94
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 902723681X
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Prices: NLG 130.00