Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World
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.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Editors’ introductionGraham Low, Zazie Todd, Alice Deignan and Lynne Cameron | pp. 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 futureRaymond W. Gibbs | pp. 1–18
1. Metaphor and language learning
2. Can people be cold and warm? Developing understanding of figurative meanings of temperature terms in early EFLAna María Piquer-Píriz | pp. 21–34
3. Grasping the point: A study of 15-year-old students’ comprehension of metaphorical expressions in schoolbooksAnne Golden | pp. 35–62
4. “Drugs, traffic, and many other dirty interests”: Metaphor and the language learnerGill Philip | pp. 63–80
5. The gaps to be filled: The (mis)treatment of the polysemous senses of hand, cool and run in EFL text booksElisabet Amaya Chávez | pp. 81–104
6. A cross-cultural study of metaphoric understandingChongying Wang and Ann Dowker | pp. 105–122
2. Capturing and analysing metaphors
7. Love, metaphor and responsibility: Some examples from Early Modern and Present-Day English corporaHeli Tissari | pp. 125–144
8. A critical look at the desktop metaphor 30 years onMarina Terkourafi and Stefanos Petrakis | pp. 145–164
9. Pragglejaz in practice: Finding metaphorically used words in natural discourseGerard J. Steen, Ewa Biernacka, Aletta G. Dorst, Anna A. Kaal, Clara I. López Rodríguez and Tryntje Pasma | pp. 165–184
10. Mapping principles for conceptual metaphorsKathleen Ahrens | pp. 185–208
11. Systematicity in metaphor and the use of invariant mappingsAlan M. Wallington | pp. 209–244
12. Attitude, style and context: Matching cognitive and aesthetic accounts of poetic interpretationElsbeth C. Brouwer | pp. 245–264
13. A genre approach to imagery in winespeak: Issues and prospectsRosario Caballero and Ernesto Suárez-Toste | pp. 265–288
3. The function of metaphor in discourse
14. Wot no similes? The curious absence of simile in university lecturesGraham Low | pp. 291–308
15. Metaphor marking and metaphor typological and functional ranges in business periodicalsHanna Skorczynska Sznajder | pp. 309–320
16. Critical analysis of creative metaphors in political speechesRalph Müller | pp. 321–332
17. Metaphor in physical-and-speech action expressionsLynne Cameron | pp. 333–356
18. The evaluative properties of metaphorsAlice Deignan | pp. 357–374
Index of names | pp. 375–379
Index of terms | pp. 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.”
Sun Ya, University of International Business and Economics, in Metaphor and the Social World, Vol. 1:2 (2011), pag. 289-292
“[S]timulating overview of current and future research.”
Andreas Musolff, University of East Anglia, in Metaphor and Symbol Vol. 29:2 ( 2014)
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