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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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Journal Title: Metaphor and the Social World
Volume/Issue:   3 / 1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 131 pp.

Table of Contents


Processing visual metaphor: A study in thinking out loud
Ester Šorm and Gerard J. Steen 1 – 34

UK media representations of Carbon Capture and Storage: Actors, frames and metaphors
Brigitte Nerlich and Rusi Jaspal 35 – 53

Metaphoric cognition as social activity: Dissolving the divide between metaphor in thought and communication
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. 54 – 76

One small step for MIP towards automated metaphor identification?: Formulating general rules to determine basic meanings in large-scale approaches to metaphor
Aletta G. Dorst, W.G. Reijnierse and Gemma Venhuizen 77 – 99

Life is a journey: Source–path–goal structure in the videogames “Half-Life 2”, “Heavy Rain”, and “Grim Fandango”
Roelf Kromhout and Charles Forceville 100 – 116

Book review

Herrera-Soler, H. & White, M. (Eds.). (2012). Metaphor and Mills: Figurative Language in Business and Economics.
Reviewed by Seth Lindstromberg 117 – 131
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Cognitive Science
LL Issue: 24.3213