Grammatical Metaphor

Views from systemic functional linguistics

Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen | University of Gent
ORCID logoMiriam Taverniers | University of Gent
ORCID logoLouise J. Ravelli | University of New South Wales
ISBN 9789027247483 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781588113689 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027275318 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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Since the 1980s, metaphor has received much attention in linguistics in general. Within Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) the area of 'grammatical metaphor' has become increasingly more important. This volume aims to raise and debate problematic issues in the study of lexico-grammatical metaphor, and to foreground the potential of further study in the field. There is a need to highlight the SFL perspective on metaphor; other traditions focus on lexical aspects, and from cognitive perspectives, while SFL focuses on the grammatical dimension, and socio-functional aspects in the explanation of this phenomenon.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 236] 2003.  vi, 453 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“[T]he book presents a fascinating picture of the position of grammatical metaphor in SFG, both in theoretical as well as in empirical and sometimes even applied terms.”
“[A] thought-provoking volume”
“There is plenty here to interest even those less than fully versed in SFL.”
“[A] valuable contribution to the advance of the research in grammatical metaphor and a comprehensive overview of the field.”
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