The present chapter attempts to draw together some of the main ideas that have
been developed in the volume. It focuses on the ways in which metaphor use
has been found to vary across the different types of specialist discourse, and
relates this to: disciplines, intended audience, positioning on the scientificpopular
continuum, mode of delivery (written, spoken, textual or multimodal),
immediacy of the communication, and relationship between interlocutors. The
chapter relates these findings to current issues and controversies in the metaphor
literature, discusses the need for more informant data, and suggests ways
in which the impact of metaphor on its intended audiences might be studied. In
all of these areas, proposals for further study are made.
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