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. 299–314
Metaphor in specialist discourse
Insights and implications for metaphor studies and beyond
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.
Published online: 16 December 2015
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