The Metaphoric Process: Connections Between Language and Life

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Education - 196 pages
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In this monumental work of complex and probing proportions, the renowned feminist and psychoanalyst Gemma Corradi Fiumara surveys the vast literature on metaphor. She suggests that metaphorical language communicates via the creation images, pictures and finds in it an irreducible aspect to interpersonal communication and our use of language itself. Combining an intimate knowledge of psychology and and philosophy to produce a masterful work in the function and role of metaphor in language and life, Fiumara contends that metaphors lead to the creation of ever new worlds of experience, to which one could not otherwise gain access. Inventing new ways of thinking about metaphor, Fiumara suggests, generates new ways in which human beings can examin their relationship to hemselves and the language which they inhabit.
 

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Contents

Education and learning
1
Study tasks
17
A cognitive framework for learning
31
Executive functions of the brain
47
Summary
60
Neuropsychology cognitive theory and educational practice
75
Problemsolving
78
Changes in psychoeducational assessment
92
Author index
259
Connections between language and life 1
1
The life of language 13
13
The interdigitation of fields 30
30
The oppositional metaphor 42
42
The maturation of knowledge 52
52
The relationship between digital and analogic styles 64
64
Detachment and participation 84
84

Early interactive assessment approaches
107
The need for a stronger assessmentinstruction link
120
Integrating learning strategies and learning components
133
Selfregulation
149
Cognitive methods for teaching and learning
154
Cognitive skills and social behaviours
188
Cognitive education and the school community
213
References
238
The awareness of metaphoric projections 94
94
The metaphoric function 104
104
Vicissitudes of selfformation 125
125
Notes 143
143
Bibliography 173
173
Index 187
187
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Gemma Corradi Fiumara is a training and supervising analyst with the Italian Psychoanalytic Society, and was formerly Professor of Philosophy at the Third University of Rome, Italy.

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