The Metaphoric Process: Connections Between Language and Life

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Education - 196 pages
Metaphor is much more than just a linguistic phenomena, argues Gemma Corradi Fiumara, it is in fact the key process by which we construct and develop our ability to understand the world and the people we share it with.
Rationality as understood by philosophers has led to a disembodied view of ourselves in which interaction between life and language has been downplayed. By looking at the metaphoric process - in an interpersonal rather than a formal way - its importance in allowing us access to new worlds of experience is revealed. The metaphoric potential in us all exposes us to the world and initiates our involvement in it.
 

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Contents

Connections between language and life
1
The life of language
13
The interdigitation of fields
30
The oppositional metaphor
42
The maturation of knowledge
52
The relationship between digital and analogic styles
64
Detachment and participation
84
The awareness of metaphoric projections
94
The metaphoric function
104
Vicissitudes of selfformation
125
Notes
143
Bibliography
173
Index
187
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