Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World

Editors
| University of York
| University of Leeds
| University of Leeds
| The Open University
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It has become increasingly clear that metaphor needs to be explored in terms of the social and discourse context in which it is used, especially where the aim is to address real-world problems. The notion of 'real world' metaphor research has been developed to describe this important area of investigation. This book starts by describing the nature and scope of real world metaphor research and then illustrates, through 17 detailed, mainly empirically-based studies, the different areas it can apply to, and different methodologies that can be employed. Research problems are explored in areas such as artificial intelligence, language teaching and learning, reconciliation dialogue, university lecture discourse, poetry and wine description. Methods include corpus analysis, experimentation, discourse analysis, cross-cultural analysis and genre analysis. In each case the empirical studies refer back to Gibbs's opening overview of real-world research. The result is an invaluable and cross-referenced collection of papers addressing real-world problems.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 26]  2010.  xii, 385 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editors’ introduction
Graham Low, Zazie Todd, Alice Deignan and Lynne Cameron
vii–xii
1. The wonderful, chaotic, creative, heroic, challenging world of Researching and Applying Metaphor: A celebration of the past and some peeks into the future
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
1–18
1. Metaphor and language learning
2. Can people be cold and warm?: Developing understanding of figurative meanings of temperature terms in early EFL
Ana María Piquer-Píriz
21–34
3. Grasping the point: A study of 15-year-old students’ comprehension of metaphorical expressions in schoolbooks
Anne Golden
35–62
4. “Drugs, traffic, and many other dirty interests”: Metaphor and the language learner
Gill Philip
63–80
5. The gaps to be filled: The (mis)treatment of the polysemous senses of hand, cool and run in EFL text books
Elisabet Amaya Chávez
81–104
6. A cross-cultural study of metaphoric understanding
Chongying Wang and Ann Dowker
105–122
2. Capturing and analysing metaphors
7. Love, metaphor and responsibility: Some examples from Early Modern and Present-Day English corpora
Heli Tissari
125–144
8. A critical look at the desktop metaphor 30 years on
Marina Terkourafi and Stefanos Petrakis
145–164
9. Pragglejaz in practice: Finding metaphorically used words in natural discourse
Gerard J. Steen, Ewa Biernacka, Aletta G. Dorst, Anna A. Kaal, Clara I. López Rodríguez and Tryntje Pasma
165–184
10. Mapping principles for conceptual metaphors
Kathleen Ahrens
185–208
11. Systematicity in metaphor and the use of invariant mappings
Alan M. Wallington
209–244
12. Attitude, style and context: Matching cognitive and aesthetic accounts of poetic interpretation
Elsbeth C. Brouwer
245–264
13. A genre approach to imagery in winespeak: Issues and prospects
Rosario Caballero and Ernesto Suárez-Toste
265–288
3. The function of metaphor in discourse
14. Wot no similes?: The curious absence of simile in university lectures
Graham Low
291–308
15. Metaphor marking and metaphor typological and functional ranges in business periodicals
Hanna Skorczynska Sznajder
309–320
16. Critical analysis of creative metaphors in political speeches
Ralph Müller
321–332
17. Metaphor in physical-and-speech action expressions
Lynne Cameron
333–356
18. The evaluative properties of metaphors
Alice Deignan
357–374
Index of names
375–379
Index of terms
381–385
“Overall, this metaphor-researcher-friendly book makes a worthwhile theoretical and methodological contribution to researching metaphor in use, in social interaction, and in the real world.”
“[S]timulating overview of current and future research.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFD – Psycholinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010026150