Metaphor: A Practical Introduction (Google eBook)

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Oxford University Press, Feb 19, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
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Combining up-to-date scholarship with clear and accessible language and helpful exercises, Metaphor: A Practical Introduction is an invaluable resource for all readers interested in metaphor. This second edition includes two new chapters--on 'metaphors in discourse' and 'metaphor and emotion' --along with new exercises, responses to criticism and recent developments in the field, and revised student exercises, tables, and figures.

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clearly explains major tenets of Conceptual Metaphor Theory and some related ideas. maybe best in the field. Read full review


1What Is Metaphor?
2Common Source and Target Domains
3Kinds of Metaphor
4Metaphor in Literature
5Nonlinguistic Realizations of ConceptualMetaphors
6The Basis of Metaphor
7The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Mappings
8Cognitive Models Metaphors and Embodiment
14Cultural Variation in Metaphor and Metonymy
15Metaphor Metonymy and Idioms
16Metaphor and Metonymy in the Study of Language
17Metaphors and Blends
18Metaphor in Discourse
19How Does All This Hang Together?
Solutions to Exercises

9Metaphorical Entailments
10The Scope of Metaphor
11Metaphor Systems
13The Universality of Conceptual Metaphors

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About the author (1987)

Zoltan Kovecses is Professor of Linguistics, Eotvos Lorand University, Hungary

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