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Academic Paper

Title: A Course in Pictorial and Multimedial Metaphor: Lecture 1
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Author: Charles Joseph Forceville
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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
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