A Method for Linguistic Metaphor Identification: From MIP to MIPVU
John Benjamins Publishing, Jun 23, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 238 pages
This book presents a complete method for the identification of metaphor in language at the level of word use. It is based on extensive methodological and empirical corpus-linguistic research in two languages, English and Dutch. The method is formulated as an explicit manual of instructions covering one chapter, the method being a development and refinement of the popular MIP procedure presented by the Pragglejaz Group in 2007. The extended version is called MIPVU, as it was developed at VU University Amsterdam. Its application is demonstrated in five case studies addressing metaphor in English news texts, conversations, fiction, and academic texts, and Dutch news texts and conversations. Two methodological chapters follow reporting a series of successful reliability tests and a series of post hoc troubleshooting exercises. The final chapter presents a first empirical analysis of the findings, and shows what this type of methodological attention can mean for research and theory.
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100.0 Stnd residual abstract academic discourse academic texts adjectives adverbs Algemeen Dagblad analyzed annotation basic meaning basic sense BNC-Baby borderline Cameron Chapter coded cognitive cognitive linguistics comparison complex lexical units compounds conceptual metaphor conceptual structures concrete contextual and basic contextual meaning contextual sense contrast conversation corpus cross-domain mapping deﬁned deﬁnition difﬁcult diﬂerent discussion Dutch English example Exp count ﬁction ﬁgures ﬁles ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁndings ﬁrst ﬁxed four registers Id Id implicit metaphor indirect interaction interpretation kappa lemma lexical items Macmillan dictionary meta metaphor analysis metaphor identiﬁcation metaphor in discourse metaphor-related words metaphorical meaning metaphorically used words metonymic MFlags MIPVU MRWs non-metaphorical non-MRWs nouns Obs count ofthe part-of-speech tags personiﬁcation phrasal verbs polywords POS tag Pragglejaz Group 2007 prepositions problems procedure reference reﬂected related to metaphor reliability tests sample scientiﬁc sense description signiﬁcant speciﬁc Steen tion total number unclear usage WIDLII word class