Metaphor: A Practical Introduction

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Oxford University Press, Mar 12, 2010 - 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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What Is Metaphor?
Common Source and Target Domains
Kinds of Metaphor
Metaphor in Literature
Nonlinguistic Realizations of Conceptual Metaphors
The Basis of Metaphor
The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Mappings
Cognitive Models Metaphors and Embodiment
The Scope of Metaphor
Metaphor Systems
The Universality of Conceptual Metaphors
Metaphor and Metonymy in the Study of Language
How Does All This Hang Together?
Solutions to Exercises
Metaphor and Metonymy Index

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About the author (2010)

Zoltan K?vecses is Professor of Linguistics, E?tv?s Lor?nd University, Hungary

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