The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language

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Elena Semino, Zsófia Demjén
Taylor & Francis, Nov 3, 2016 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 560 pages
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The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on metaphor and language. Featuring 35 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, the volume takes a broad view of the field of metaphor and language, and brings together diverse and distinct theoretical and applied perspectives to cover six key areas:

  • Theoretical approaches to metaphor and language, covering Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Relevance Theory, Blending Theory and Dynamical Systems Theory;
  • Methodological approaches to metaphor and language, discussing ways of identifying metaphors in verbal texts, images and gestures, as well as the use of corpus linguistics;
  • Formal variation in patterns of metaphor use across text types, historical periods and languages;
  • Functional variation of metaphor, in contexts including educational, commercial, scientific and political discourse, as well as online trolling;
  • The applications of metaphor for problem solving, in business, education, healthcare and conflict situations;
  • Language, metaphor, and cognitive development, examining the processing and comprehension of metaphors.

The Routledge Handbook of Language and Metaphor is a must-have survey of this key field, and is essential reading for those interested in language and metaphor.

 

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Contents

metaphor and language
1
Theoretical approaches to metaphor and language
11
Conceptual metaphor theory
13
Figurativeness conceptual metaphor and blending
28
Relevance theory and metaphor
42
Metaphor language and dynamical systems
56
Methodological approaches to metaphor and language
71
Identifying metaphors in language
73
Functional variation of metaphor in language
281
Metaphor use in educational contexts functions and variations
283
Metaphor and the representation of scientific issues climate change in print and online media
296
Metaphor and persuasion in politics
309
Metaphor and persuasion in commercial advertising
323
Metaphor and storytelling
337
Metaphor impoliteness and offence in online communication
353
Applications and interventions using metaphor for problem solving
369

Finding systematic metaphors
88
From linguistic to conceptual metaphors
102
Corpuslinguistic approaches to metaphor analysis
117
Analysing metaphor in gesture a set of metaphor identification guidelines for gesture MIGG
131
Analysing metaphors in multimodal texts
148
Formal variation of metaphor in language
163
Metaphor and partsofspeech
165
Textual patterning of metaphor
178
Genre and metaphor use and variation across usage events
193
Creative metaphor in literature
206
Conventional and novel metaphors in language
219
Metaphor and diachronic variation
233
Metaphor in translation
247
Metaphor in sign language
263
Using metaphor in healthcare mental health
371
Using metaphor in healthcare physical health
385
Using metaphor as a management tool
400
Using metaphor in the teaching of secondforeign languages
413
Using metaphor for peacebuilding empathy and reconciliation
426
Using metaphor to influence public perceptions and policy how metaphors can save the world
443
Language metaphor and cognitive development
455
Metaphor processing
457
Psycholinguistic approaches to metaphor acquisition and use
472
Metaphor acquisition and use in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders
486
Metaphor comprehension and production in a second language
503
Metaphors for language and communication
517
Index
529
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Elena Semino is Professor of Linguistics and Verbal Art and Head of the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University, UK. She also holds a Visiting Professorship at Fuzhou University in China.

Zsófia Demjén is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at UCL Institute of Education, University College, London.

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