LINGUIST List 23.4711

Sat Nov 10 2012

Books: Metaphor in Use: Oncins-Martínez, Sánchez-García, Piquer-Píriz, MacArthur (Eds)

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Subject: Metaphor in Use: Oncins-Martínez, Sánchez-García, Piquer-Píriz, MacArthur (Eds)
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Title: Metaphor in UseSubtitle: Context, culture, and communicationSeries Title: Human Cognitive Processing 38

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Fiona MacArthurEditor: José Luis Oncins-MartínezEditor: Manuel Sánchez-GarcíaEditor: Ana María Piquer-Píriz

Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273468 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273468 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273468 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223920 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223920 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 95.00Hardback: ISBN: 9789027223920 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00


Metaphor is a fascinating phenomenon, but it is also complex and multi-faceted, varying in how it is manifested in different modes of expression, languages, cultures, or time-scales. How then can we reliably identify metaphors in different contexts? How does the language or culture of speakers and hearers affect the way metaphors are produced or interpreted? Are the methods employed to explore metaphors in one context applicable in others? The sixteen chapters that make up this volume offer not only detailed studies of the situated use ofmetaphor in language, gesture, and visuals around the world - providing important insights into the different factors that produce variation - but also careful explication and discussion of the methodological issues that arise when researchers approach metaphor in diverse 'real world' contexts. The book constitutes an important contribution to applied metaphor studies, and will prove an invaluable resource for the novice and experienced metaphor researcher alike.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis Pragmatics

Written In: English (eng)

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