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. 53–76
Metaphors in psychology genres
Counseling vs. academic lectures
This chapter analyzes metaphor use in specialist discourse by comparing anger and love metaphor use in experts in the domain of psychology in two different genres, online counseling and academic lectures. The study is based on two small-scale corpora that comprise written and spoken language and were compiled for an exploratory investigation. The analysis of linguistic and conceptual metaphors in the discourse contexts in which the metaphors are used brings out interesting differences in the experts’ metaphor use for love and anger between the two genres. I argue that these differences are probably due to the distinctive groups of participants as well as the different discourse structures and goals in the psychology genres, online counseling and academic lecturing.
Published online: 16 December 2015
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