Chapter published in:Drawing Attention to Metaphor: Case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities
Edited by Camilla Di Biase-Dyson and Markus Egg
[Figurative Thought and Language 5] 2020
► pp. 15–38
The role of co-text in the analysis of potentially deliberate metaphor
Taking Deliberate Metaphor Theory (Steen, 2015) as a starting point, this chapter investigates the way in which co-text influences the identification and analysis of potentially deliberate metaphor in discourse. While co-text plays a role in the identification and analysis of the linguistic and conceptual dimensions of metaphor, its role in the identification and analysis of metaphor as metaphor at the communicative dimension is more complex. In a series of analyses, we first examine metaphors in relative isolation (at utterance level), and subsequently take additional textual information into consideration. We demonstrate how co-text can play an indispensable role in the identification and further analysis of potentially deliberate metaphor, thereby providing important new insights into the complexity of deliberate-metaphor analysis.
Keywords: deliberate metaphor, Deliberate Metaphor Theory, figurative language, discourse analysis, co-text, qualitative analysis
Published online: 08 April 2020
Cameron, L. & Low, G.
Charteris-Black, J. & Musolff, A.
Crisp, P., Heywood, J. & Steen, G. J.
Dorst, A. G., Reijnierse, W. G. & Venhuizen, G.
Gibbs, R. W.
Herrera Soler, H., White, M., Villacañas, B. & Amengual, M.
(2006) Figurative language in English and Spanish business press headlines and its effects on inter- and intra-cultural communication. LAUD Paper No 661, Universität Duisburg-Essen, 1–27.
Heywood, J., Semino, E. & Short, M.
(2003a) Metaphor clusters in business media discourse: A social cognition approach (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Universität Wien.
(2011) Metaphor in newspapers (Dissertation Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Utrecht: LOT.
Lakoff, G. & Turner, M.
Macmillan English Dictionary Online
http://www.macmillandictionary.com/, accessed 13.09.2018.
O’Mara-Shimek, M., Guillén-Parra, M. & Ortega-Larrea, A.
(2016) ‘What advice would you give to a room full of students?’. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-redmond/what-advice-would-you-giv_2_b_9074206.html, last accessed 17.09.2018.
Reijnierse, W. G., Burgers, C., Krennmayr, T. & Steen, G. J.
Steen, G. J.
Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., Krennmayr, T. & Pasma, T.
(2012, November 24). Snacks en slow food voor de intellectuele honger. NRC Handelsblad, http://www.nrc.nl/handelsblad/2012/11/24/snacks-en-slow-food-voor-de-intellectuele-honger-12582118, accessed 13.09.2018.
Cited by 1 other publications
Yang, Shizhou & Yinyin Peng
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 21 october 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.