Metaphor in Use: Context, culture, and communication

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Fiona MacArthur, José Luis Oncins-Martínez, Manuel Sánchez-García, Ana María Piquer-Píriz
John Benjamins Publishing, Oct 17, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 379 pages
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Metaphor is a fascinating phenomenon, but it is also complex and multi-faceted, varying in how it is manifested in different modes of expression, languages, cultures, or time-scales. How then can we reliably identify metaphors in different contexts? How does the language or culture of speakers and hearers affect the way metaphors are produced or interpreted? Are the methods employed to explore metaphors in one context applicable in others? The sixteen chapters that make up this volume offer not only detailed studies of the situated use of metaphor in language, gesture, and visuals around the world providing important insights into the different factors that produce variation but also careful explication and discussion of the methodological issues that arise when researchers approach metaphor in diverse real world contexts. The book constitutes an important contribution to applied metaphor studies, and will prove an invaluable resource for the novice and experienced metaphor researcher alike.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part 1 Contexts of research
19
Chapter 1 An assessment of metaphor retrieval methods
21
Chapter 2 Metaphor in discourse
51
Chapter 3 Metaphor identification in Dutch discourse
69
Chapter 4 Locating metaphor candidates in specialized corpora using raw frequency and keyword lists
85
Part 2 Contexts of production
107
Chapter 5 Metaphor variation across L1 and L2 speakers of English
109
Chapter 10 The limits of comprehension in crosscultural metaphor
217
Part 4 Metaphor topic and discourse
237
Chapter 11 Conceptual types of terminological metaphors in marine biology
239
Chapter 12 Gestures language and what they reveal about thought
261
Part 5 Metaphor and culture
283
Chapter 13 Armed with patience suffering an emotion
285
Chapter 14 Trolls
309
Chapter 15 A computational exploration of creative similes
329

Chapter 6 Metaphorical expressions in L2 production
135
Chapter 7 Researching linguistic metaphor in native nonnative and expert writing
149
Part 3 Contexts of interpretation
175
Chapter 8 Appreciation and interpretation of visual metaphors in advertising across three European countries
177
Chapter 9 English native speakers interpretations of culturebound Japanese figurative expressions
195
Part 6 Afterword and prospects for future research
345
Chapter 16 Metaphors snowflakes and termite nests
347
Name index
373
Terms index
375
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