Drawing Attention to Metaphor
Case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities
The communicative act of drawing attention to metaphor is a relatively recent topic in metaphor studies and one that has remained contentious from a cognitive perspective. This book brings philologists of ancient languages together with metaphor experts from several modalities to interrogate whether ancient and modern texts and languages draw attention to figurative tropes in similar ways. In this way, the diachronic, multimodal and pluridisciplinary contributions to this volume critically review the theoretical frameworks underpinning metaphor marking and metaphor analysis from a completely new empirical basis.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 5] 2020. v, 265 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Drawing attention to metaphor: An introduction to the debateCamilla Di Biase-Dyson and Markus Egg | pp. 1–14
The role of co-text in the analysis of potentially deliberate metaphorW. Gudrun Reijnierse, Christian Burgers, Tina Krennmayr and Gerard J. Steen | pp. 15–38
A typological framework of attention-drawing strategies for Ancient Egyptian metaphorical languageCamilla Di Biase-Dyson | pp. 39–62
A multimodal perspective on MCA: Cues of (possible) metacommunicative awarenessAlan Cienki | pp. 63–92
Deliberate use of metaphor and metonymy as mnemonic devices for identification in a non-linguistic modality: The case of Deir el-Medina (Egypt)Kyra van der Moezel | pp. 93–128
Early Greek medical metaphors and the question of deliberatenessChiara Ferella | pp. 129–158
“Entering the house of Hades”: The formulaic language for metaphors of death and the question of deliberateness in Early Greek poetryFabian Horn | pp. 159–188
In search of deliberateness in Maya glyphic textsAgnieszka Hamann | pp. 189–206
Is all poetic metaphor deliberate? Exploring the relationship between verbal creativity and deliberatenessAnna Piata | pp. 207–228
To those walking in the footsteps of the faith: Deliberate metaphor in the Pauline epistlesMarkus Egg | pp. 229–262
Index | pp. 263–266
“Overall, this volume is a very solid and highly structured text, edited and presented in a clear and systematic manner. Given its innovative and rich content, the book will serve as an excellent reference for scholars and researchers in metaphor studies who seek to keep themselves up to date on the latest developments in the field.”
Ning Ye, Zhejiang Police College, Hangzhou, China, in Journal of Pragmatics 173 (2021)
“Let me highlight [...] how the volume can leave one wondering ‘what’s next?’, which is a very positive after-reading feeling to provoke. There is no doubt that the debates on whether deliberateness can be reliably claimed and what can count as deliberate (only novel metaphors? isolated? contextualised?) will continue in forthcoming conferences and volumes. As such, “Drawing Attention to Metaphor” is undoubtedly a remarkable contribution to this agenda and a must-read for any scholar in need of further examples, texts, languages and/or genres in which deliberateness is found (or not).”
María Muelas-Gil, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in Metaphor and the Social World 12:2 (2022).
Cited by 4 other publications
Colston, Herbert L., Carina Rasse & Albert Katz
Di Biase-Dyson, Camilla
2023. The semantics of a parallel reality. Metaphor and the Social World 13:1 ► pp. 81 ff.
Julich-Warpakowski, Nina & Paula Pérez Sobrino
2023. Introduction. Metaphor and the Social World 13:1 ► pp. 1 ff.
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Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics