Visual Metaphor

Structure and process

| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027201515 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
ISBN 9789027263476 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
Metaphor has recently been reconceptualised as a fundamental part of the human conceptual system. It can hence be expressed in language but also in other modalities and media of communication, including gesture and body language, sound and music, and film and visuals. In spite of this theoretical landslide, however, the wide range of nonverbal metaphor and its processing has neither been empirically investigated on the same scale nor with the same rigour as metaphor in language. The overarching goal of this book is to report on the findings of a research program aimed at exploiting the vast cognitive linguistic and psycholinguistic expertise on metaphor in language for a new, behaviourally founded approach to the structure and processes of metaphor in one of these nonverbal manifestations, namely static visuals. The book presents concepts and methods for the identification and analysis of metaphor in document structure as well as new approaches to the study of visual metaphor processing. Its results are intended to further the development of an encompassing and robust cognitive-scientific theory of metaphor by including visual metaphor while also enriching our understanding of the communicative possibilities and effects of visual metaphor in multimodal discourse.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Wilbert Spooren
Part I. Structure
Chapter 2. Ways with pictures: Visual incongruities and metaphor
Joost Schilperoord
Chapter 3. VISMIP: Towards a method for visual metaphor identification
Ester Šorm and Gerard J. Steen
Chapter 4. VisMet 1.0: An online corpus of visual metaphors
Marianna Bolognesi, Romy van den Heerik and Esther van den Berg
Part II. Process
Chapter 5. Behavioral evidence for VISMIP
Romy van den Heerik, Ester Šorm and Gerard J. Steen
Chapter 6. How visual form affects metaphoric conceptualization: The role of shape similarity
Lisanne Van Weelden, Fons Maes and Joost Schilperoord
Chapter 7. Conventionality in visual metaphor
Didier Hodiamont, Hans Hoeken and Margot van Mulken
Chapter 8. Conclusion
Gerard J. Steen
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BIC Subject: CFD – Psycholinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General