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Journal Title: Metaphor and the Social World
Volume/Issue:   2 / 1
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 129 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Forensic deliberations on ‘purposeful metaphor’
Jonathan Charteris-Black
1–21

The life of the green shoots metaphor in the Spanish media
Maria Dolores Porto Requejo
22–40

A journey towards employment: Metaphorical representations of social welfare in New Zealand
Jay Michael Woodhams
41–60

The Greek state and the plaster cast: From the Greek military junta of 21 April 1967 to the IMF and EU’s rescue mechanism
Villy Tsakona
61–86

The wolf — an evil and ever-hungry beast or a nasty thief?: Conventional Inari Saami metaphors and widespread idioms in contrast
Anna Idström and Elisabeth Piirainen
87–113

Forum

How linguists manipulate metaphors
Tina Krennmayr
115–120

Book Review

Philip, G. (2011). Colouring Meaning: Collocation and Connotation in Figurative Language. [Studies in Corpus Linguistics, 43].
Reviewed by Alena V. Anishchanka and Weiwei Zhang 121–129
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Modern
Sami, Inari
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 23.4092