LINGUIST List 26.5546

Mon Dec 14 2015

Books: Metaphor and Political Discourse: Musolff

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 02-Oct-2015
From: Nassima Bouchenak <Nassima.Bouchenakpalgrave.com>
Subject: Metaphor and Political Discourse: Musolff
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Title: Metaphor and Political Discourse
Subtitle: Analogical Reasoning in Debates about Europe
Published: 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
                http://www.palgrave.com

Book URL: http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/?k=9781137558312

Author: Andreas Musolff
Paperback: ISBN: 9781137558312 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781137558312 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 36.00
Abstract:

Editor's Note: This is a new paperback edition of a previously announced book.

Far from being rhetorical ornaments, metaphors play a central role in public discourse, as they shape the structure of political categorisation and argumentation. Drawing on a very large bilingual corpus, this book, now in paperback, analyses the distribution of 'metaphor scenarios' in more than a decade of public discourse on European integration, elucidating differences in UK and German attitudes and argumentation. The corpus analysis leads to a refinement of cognitive metaphor theory by systematically relating conceptual, semantic and argumentation levels and incorporating the historical dimension of metaphor evolution. Finally, drawing on examples of metaphor negotiation and on a reassessment of Hobbes' concept of metaphor in Leviathan, the book highlights the ethical dimension of metaphor in politics.

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

Written In: English (eng)

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=91453


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