The Language of Metaphors

The Language of Metaphors

Andrew Goatly


In this bold and wide-ranging publication, Andrew Goatly seems at how we use metaphor to speak that means. Combining insights from sensible linguistics and relevance thought, he presents a robust version for knowing how metaphors paintings in genuine communicative occasions, how we use them to speak that means and the way we technique them.

Drawing on gigantic linguistic corpora together with literary works by way of William Golding, TS Eliot, Ezra Pound, George Eliot and AS Byatt, articles from nationwide newspapers and extracts from renowned and ads tradition, this book:

  • examines the excellence among literal and metaphorical language
  • surveys the skill in which metaphors are expressed in texts
  • locates the translation of metaphor in its social context
  • contains projects and proposals for additional work

The moment variation has been revised to incorporate correct examples, up to date texts and new lexical information. It discusses contemporary advancements in metaphor examine by means of key figures corresponding to Lynne Cameron, Jonathan Charteris-Black, Alice Deignan, Rachel Giora, Veronika Koller, Zoltan Kovecses, Andreas Musolff and Elena Semino.

The Language of Metaphors offers the suitable advent to metaphors for all scholars and researchers with an curiosity in verbal exchange, language, literature and psychology.

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