Variation in Political Metaphor

Editors
| Liège Université
| Université catholique de Louvain
| Oberlin College
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The objective of this book is to understand variation in political metaphor. Political metaphors are distinctive and important because they are used to achieve political goals: to persuade, to shape expectations, to realize specific objectives and actions. The analyses in the book go beyond the mere identification of conceptual metaphors in discourse to show how political metaphors function in the real world. It starts from the finding that the same conceptual domains are used to characterize politics, political entities and political issues. Yet, the specific metaphors used to describe these conceptual domains often change. This book explores some of the reasons for this variation, including features of political leaders (e.g., their age and gender), countries, and other sociopolitical circumstances. This perspective yields a better understanding of the role(s) of metaphors in political discourse.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Studying variation in political metaphor: From discourse analysis to experiment
Min Reuchamps, Paul H. Thibodeau and Julien Perrez
1–11
Chapter 1. First Lady, Secretary of State and Presidential Candidate: A comparative study of the role-dependent use of metaphor in politics
Kathleen Ahrens
13–34
Chapter 2. Fairies, Christmas miracles and sham marriages: A diachronic analysis of deliberate metaphors in Belgian political discourse
Pauline Heyvaert
35–59
Chapter 3. The rhetorical use of political metaphor before, during and after the presidency: Television interviews with the former Croatian president
Nikolina Borčić and Ivona Čulo
61–82
Chapter 4. Knifed in the back: A metaphor analysis of party leadership takeovers
Ben Fenton-Smith
83–106
Chapter 5. Greek metaphors in the fiscal straightjacket
Anastasios Vogiatzis
107–130
Chapter 6. The use of sensorimotor-based concepts during and after presidential campaigns: Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump
Liane Stroebel
131–150
Chapter 7. Variations of metaphors in party manifestos about EU finality: Assessing party positions through conceptual metaphors
Jan Kovář
151–176
Chapter 8. Variation in methods for studying political metaphor: Comparing experiments and discourse analysis
Paul H. Thibodeau, James Fleming and Maya Lannen
177–194
Conclusion: A Journey through variation in political metaphor
Paul H. Thibodeau, Julien Perrez and Min Reuchamps
195–206
Biographical notes
207–209
Index
211–212
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019019261