Metaphor in Specialist Discourse

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| Göttingen University, Germany
| Sao Paulo Catholic University, Brazil
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Metaphor in Specialist Discourse presents multiple perspectives on metaphor use in specialist and popularized discourse contexts. Using genre and register as starting parameters for deeper exploration, and pushing the boundaries further to open up new areas and possibilities, ten independent articles investigate metaphor use across a range of specialist domains of discourse, such as biology research articles, psychological counseling, soccer commentaries, workfloor communication, and penal policy documents. Framed by two theoretical chapters, the book is a contribution to the study of metaphor use in distinct discourse settings that will be of value to linguists and metaphor scholars of different persuasions, graduate students of linguistics and related disciplines, and practitioners of specialized areas with an interest in (verbal or gestural) language use in their areas of expertise. It shows that aspects of discourse variation are the beginning of, not an afterthought to, accurate empirical metaphor studies.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
ix–x
Preface
Lynne Cameron
xi–xii
Introduction
Metaphor in specialist discourse
J. Berenike Herrmann and Tony Berber Sardinha
3–14
Metaphor Variation in Specialist Discourse
Register variation and metaphor use: A multi-dimensional perspective
Tony Berber Sardinha
17–52
Metaphors in psychology genres: Counseling vs. academic lectures
Anke Beger
53–76
Metaphor in Specific Contexts
Payback and punishment: Metaphors in Scottish penal policy
Alice Deignan
79–100
They have to die for the goals: WAR metaphors in English and German football radio commentary
Elmar J. Thalhammer
101–130
The production line as a context for low metaphoricity: Exploring links between gestures, iconicity, and artefacts on a factory shop floor
Simon Harrison
131–160
Metaphor in Science Writing
High on metaphor, low on simile? An examination of metaphor type in sub-registers of academic prose
J. Berenike Herrmann
163–190
A mere metaphor? Framings of the concept of metaphor in biological specialist communication
Sanne Knudsen
191–214
Dynamical systems metaphors
Thomas H. Smith
215–242
Metaphor and Popularization
Metaphor, news discourse and knowledge
Julia T. Williams Camus
245–270
Metaphor as tools of enrolment in the policy process: A case study exploration of the policy press release genre in regards to the Alberta SuperNet
Amanda Mary Williams
271–296
Conclusion
Metaphor in specialist discourse: Insights and implications for metaphor studies and beyond
Jeannette Littlemore
299–314
Index
315–319
[M]etaphor in specialist discourse presents exciting insights exploring different aspects of metaphor in a variety of specialist discourse including written and spoken, formal and informal, academic and non-academic. One of the strengths of the volume, according to Littlemore (p. 299) is that all the authors have used real-life data to explore the roles played by metaphors in everyday language and other forms of communication.”
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Art & Art History

Dictionaries
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015028747