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Journal Title: Metaphor and the Social World
Volume/Issue:   2/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 139 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

The development of the journey metaphor in political discourse: Time-specific changes
Jurga Cibulskienė 131 – 153

A cognitive perspective on the metaphors in the Buddhist sutra “Bao Ji Jing”
Chun Lan 154 – 179

Migration as a metaphor for metaphor
Brian Lambkin 180 – 200

Using money metaphors in banking discourse: Three possible scenarios
Bianca Tomoni 201 – 232

A closer walk: A study of the interaction between metaphors related to movement and proximity and presuppositions about the reality of belief in Christian and Muslim testimonials
Peter Richardson 233 – 261

Book review

A. Idström & E. Piirainen (in cooperation with T. F.M. Falzett) (Eds.). (2012). Endangered Metaphors
Reviewed by Javier E. Díaz-Vera 263 – 269
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
 
LL Issue: 24.1256