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Metaphor and Political Discourse

Analogical Reasoning in Debates about Europe

Metaphor and Political Discourse by Andreas Musolff
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Far from being rhetorical ornaments, metaphors play a central role in public discourse, as they shape the structure of political categorisation and argumentation. Drawing on a very large bilingual corpus , Andreas Musolff analyses the distribution of 'metaphor scenarios' in more than a decade of public discourse on European integration, elucidating differences in UK and German attitudes and argumentation. The corpus analysis leads to a refinement of cognitive metaphor theory by systematically relating conceptual, semantic and argumentation levels and incorporating the historical dimension of metaphor evolution. Finally, drawing on examples of metaphor negotiation and on a reassessment of Hobbes' concept of metaphor in Leviathan,he highlights the ethical dimension of metaphor in politics.
Palgrave Macmillan; August 2004
220 pages; ISBN 9780230504516
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Title: Metaphor and Political Discourse
Author: Andreas Musolff
 
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0230504515
9780230504516
9781403933898