Metaphor in Use

Context, culture, and communication

| University of Extremadura
| University of Extremadura
| University of Extremadura
| University of Extremadura
ISBN 9789027223920 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027273468 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Metaphor is a fascinating phenomenon, but it is also complex and multi-faceted, varying in how it is manifested in different modes of expression, languages, cultures, or time-scales. How then can we reliably identify metaphors in different contexts? How does the language or culture of speakers and hearers affect the way metaphors are produced or interpreted? Are the methods employed to explore metaphors in one context applicable in others? The sixteen chapters that make up this volume offer not only detailed studies of the situated use of metaphor in language, gesture, and visuals around the world – providing important insights into the different factors that produce variation – but also careful explication and discussion of the methodological issues that arise when researchers approach metaphor in diverse ‘real world’ contexts. The book constitutes an important contribution to applied metaphor studies, and will prove an invaluable resource for the novice and experienced metaphor researcher alike.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 38]  2012.  x, 379 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Introduction: Metaphor in use
Fiona MacArthur and José Luis Oncins-Martínez
Part 1. Contexts of research
Chapter 1. An assessment of metaphor retrieval methods
Tony Berber Sardinha
Chapter 2. Metaphor in discourse: Beyond the boundaries of MIP
Anna A. Kaal and Aletta G. Dorst
Chapter 3. Metaphor identification in Dutch discourse
Tryntje Pasma
Chapter 4. Locating metaphor candidates in specialized corpora using raw frequency and keyword lists
Gill Philip
Part 2. Contexts of production
Chapter 5. Metaphor variation across L1 and L2 speakers of English: Do differences at the level of linguistic metaphor matter?
Marlene Johansson Falck
Chapter 6. Metaphorical expressions in L2 production: The importance of the text topic in corpus research
Anne Golden
Chapter 7. Researching linguistic metaphor in native, non-native and expert writing
Claudia Marcela Chapetón-Castro and Isabel Verdaguer
Part 3. Contexts of interpretation
Chapter 8. Appreciation and interpretation of visual metaphors in advertising across three European countries
Margot van Mulken and Rob Le Pair
Chapter 9. English native speakers’ interpretations of culture-bound Japanese figurative expressions
Masumi Azuma
Chapter 10. The limits of comprehension 
in cross-cultural metaphor: Networking in drugs terminology
Richard Trim
Part 4. Metaphor, topic, and discourse
Chapter 11. Conceptual types of terminological metaphors in marine biology: An English-Spanish contrastive analysis from an experientialist perspective
José Manuel Ureña Gómez-Moreno
Chapter 12. Gestures, language, and what they reveal about thought: A music teacher’s use of metaphor in Taiwan
Ya-Chin Chuang
Part 5. Metaphor and culture
Chapter 13. Armed with patience, suffering an emotion: The conceptualization of life, morality, and emotion in Turkish
Yeşim Aksan and Mustafa Aksan
Chapter 14. Trolls
Christina Alm-Arvius
Chapter 15. A computational exploration of creative similes
Tony Veale
Part 6. Afterword and prospects for future research
Chapter 16. Metaphors, snowflakes, and termite nests: How nature creates such beautiful things
Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
Name index
Terms index
“This collection of essays is a highly impressive and valuable addition to the body of research on conceptual metaphor. The editors have performed an outstanding job in bringing together scholars that have elaborately explored the interaction between conceptual metaphor, discourse, and culture.”
“The chapters in the book bring out fascinating and demanding issues of methodology that are raised when working across cultures and contexts, and supply a range of responses that will be invaluable for metaphor researchers. [...] Any metaphor scholar will find something new, challenging, and interesting in this collection.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012021736 | Marc record