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Title: A Course in Pictorial and Multimedial Metaphor: Lecture 1
Paper URL: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/epc/srb/cyber/cforcevilleout.pdf
Author: Charles Joseph Forceville
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/c.j.forceville/ AND http://muldisc.wordpress.com/
Institution: University of Amsterdam
Linguistic Field: Cognitive Science; Pragmatics
Abstract: A number of basic concepts and terms employed in discussions of metaphor will first be explained. The framework used is Max Black's (1979/1993) interaction theory, which will be complemented by other relevant studies. After the introduction of the pertinent concepts, they will be applied to some de-contextualized pictures in order to demonstrate how Black's theory can be made productive for non-verbal metaphors.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Cyber Institute, Semiotic Review of Books
URL: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/epc/srb/cyber/cforcevilleout.pdf


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