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Language of Metaphors

Language of Metaphors by Andrew Goatly
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In this ambitious and wide-ranging textbook Andrew Goatly explores the language of metaphor. Combining insights from relevance theory and functional linguistics, he provides a powerful model for understanding how metaphors work in real communicative situations, how we use them to communicate meaning as well as how we process them. This book:
* examines the distinction between literal and metaphorical language
* surveys the means by which metaphors are realised in texts
* locates the interpretation of metaphor in its social context
* contains tasks and suggestions for further work.
Enlivened by the variety and humour of its real examples, taken from a wide variety of genres; conversation, popular science, advertising, news reports, novels and poetry, this book will provide students of language, psychology and literature with an invaluable guide to understanding precisely how metaphors function.
Routledge; May 1997
389 pages; ISBN 9781134795383
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Title: Language of Metaphors
Author: Andrew Goatly
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