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  • Metaphor and Metonymy in Comparison and Contrastby René Dirven; Ralf Pörings

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 224.00

    The book elaborates one of Roman Jakobson's many brilliant ideas, i.e. his insight that the two cognitive strategies of the metaphoric and the metonymic are the end-points on a continuum of conceptualization processes. This elaboration is achieved on the background of Lakoff and Johnson's twodomain approach, i.e. the mapping of a source... more...

  • Metaphor and Millsby Honesto Herrera-Soler; Michael White

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 196.00

    While the role of metaphor in economics and business is substantiated in multiple research articles no comprehensive book-length study has appeared. The book gives a comprehensive overview of the field and detailed studies on its main branches - metaphor in economic theory and history, in the introduction of coinage and in business contexts... more...

  • Metaphor and Reconciliationby Lynne J. Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo Berry had her first conversation with the man responsible. She had made a long journey, ?walking the footsteps of the bombers? as she put it, determined not to give in to anger and revenge but to try to understand his motivations and perspective. Her preparedness to meet Pat Magee opened... more...

  • Metaphor in Cognitive Linguisticsby Raymond W. Jr. Gibbs; Gerard J. Steen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 158.00

    This book contains a selection of refereed and revised papers originally presented at the 5th ICLC. After an introduction by the editors, the book opens with a long-needed chapter on historical precedents for the Cognitive Linguistic theory of metaphor. Two chapters demonstrate the method of lexical analysis of linguistic metaphors and how it can be... more...

  • Metaphor in Useby Fiona MacArthur; José Luis Oncins-Martínez; Manuel Sánchez-García; Ana María Piquer-Píriz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Metaphoric language is very much the product of human action, and many scholars now claim that metaphor in language arises from metaphors in thought. But the reasons for why we think metaphorically and speak (gesture) in these ways may be rooted in principles of self-organization that describe the existence, and forms, of many other animate and inanimate... more...

  • Metaphors for Learningby Erich A. Berendt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    In Contemporary Metaphor Theory (CMT) research has predominantly focused on the English language with few studies of others and even less systematic comparative work. This volume focuses on the discourse domain of LEARNING (formal, technical and informal aspects) and brings together a variety of language perspectives, some specifically comparative,... more...

  • Metaphors of Anger, Pride and Loveby Zoltán Kövecses

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 102.00

    This study is an attempt to uncover the structure of three emotion concepts: anger, pride and love. The results indicate that the conceptual structure associated with these emotions consists of four parts: (1) a system of metaphors, (2) a system of metonymies, (3) a system of related concepts, and (4) a category of cognitive models, with a prototypical... more...

  • A Method for Linguistic Metaphor Identificationby Gerard J. Steen; Aletta G. Dorst; J. Berenike Herrmann; Anna A. Kaal; Tina Krennmayr; Trijntje Pasma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    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... more...

  • Metonymie und Grammatikby Richard Waltereit

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 140.00

    Proceeding from the revival of linguistic interest in the rhetorical figures metaphor and metonymy and their underlying association types similarity and contiguity, the study demonstrates that metonymy is a powerful explanatory principle for many semantic phenomena in French sentence structures. First, the author shows how metonymic relations... more...

  • Metonymy and Languageby Charles Denroche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Metonymy and Language  presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original data sets and rigorous primary research, Denroche characterizes metonymy as key to understanding why language is so ?fit for purpose? and... more...