Researching and Applying Metaphor

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 11, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 295 pages
Research into metaphor has become one of the fastest-growing and important areas of language research over the past twenty years, and metaphor is now recognized as central to language and language use. The implications of these findings are only just beginning to be felt in applied linguistics and this is designed to convey the excitement of metaphor study to a wider applied linguistic audience of researchers, trainers, programme developers and postgraduate students. The authors of the 12 papers are all internationally active researchers, contributing from their various backgrounds to this lively collection. Researching and Applying Metaphor presents a series of case studies plus an innovative initial section which discusses key aspects of researching metaphor in use. It demonstrates how metaphor can be, and needs to be, researched using multiple methods of investigation.
 

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Contents

Operationalising metaphor for applied linguistic research
3
Researching metaphor
29
Validating metaphor research projects
48
What Aristotle didnt say
69
Towards a linguistic checklist
81
Identifying and describing metaphor in spoken discourse
105
Who framed SLA research? Problem framing and metaphoric
135
language
149
Corpusbased research into metaphor
177
Metaphor and the discourse
203
Investigating the acceptability of
221
When is a dead rainbow not like a dead rainbow?
249
References
269
Index
289
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