Article published in:Metaphor in Specialist Discourse
Edited by J. Berenike Herrmann and Tony Berber Sardinha
[Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication 4] 2015
► pp. 3–14
Metaphor in specialist discourse
This chapter introduces the overall purpose, theoretical background, and structure of this collective volume. We start with our initial motivation, advancing the empirical study of metaphor in specialist discourse. Matching our goal, depicting metaphor use across a range of specialist domains and communities of discourse, we give an overview of the individual articles. The main emphasis, however, is on sketching a model of metaphor use in specific and popularized discourse settings that serves as a framework for the volume. Specifically, we draw on the latest discourse- and cognition-oriented metaphor studies, in particular conceptual metaphor theory, which we link to genre and register studies. We propose that aspects of discourse variability are the beginning, not an afterthought, of accurate empirical metaphor studies.
Published online: 16 December 2015
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