LINGUIST List 25.4189

Thu Oct 23 2014

Books: Metaphor and Intercultural Communication: Musolff, MacArthur, Pagani (eds.)

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Date: 22-Oct-2014
From: Dora Coventry <dora.coventrybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Metaphor and Intercultural Communication: Musolff, MacArthur, Pagani (eds.)
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Title: Metaphor and Intercultural Communication
Published: 2014
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
                http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/

Book URL: http://bloomsbury.com/metaphor-and-intercultural-communication-9781441165473/

Editor: Andreas Musolff
Editor: Fiona MacArthur
Editor: Giulio Pagani
Electronic: ISBN: 9781472570468 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 74.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781441165473 Pages: 248 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

Metaphor and Intercultural Communication examines in detail the dynamics of metaphor in interlingual contact, translation and globalization processes. Its case-studies, which combine methods of cognitive metaphor theory with those of corpus-based and discourse-oriented research, cover contact linguistic and cultural contacts between Chinese, English including Translational English and Aboriginal English, Greek, Kabyle, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish.

Part I introduces readers to practical and methodological problems of the intercultural transfer of metaphor through empirical (corpus-based and experimental) studies of translators' experiences and strategies in dealing with figurative language in a variety of contexts. Part II explores the universality-relativity dimension of cross- and intercultural metaphor on the basis of empirical data from various European and non-European cultures. Part III investigates the socio-economic and political consequences of figurative language use through case studies of communication between aboriginal and mainstream cultures, in the media, in political discourse and gender-related discourses.

Special attention is paid to cases of miscommunication and of deliberate re- and counter-conceptualisation of clichés from one culture into another. The results open new perspectives on some of the basic assumptions of the ‘classic' cognitive paradigm, e.g. regarding metaphor understanding, linguistic relativity and concept-construction.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
                            English (eng)
                            Greek, Modern (ell)
                            Kabyle (kab)
                            Romanian (ron)
                            Russian (rus)
                            Serbian (srp)
                            Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng)

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