Metaphor and Communication

Elisabetta Gola | University of Cagliari
Francesca Ervas | University of Cagliari
ISBN 9789027202093 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267580 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This collection of papers presents different views on metaphor in communication. The overall aim is to show that the communicative dimension of metaphor cannot be reduced to its conceptual and/or linguistic dimension. The volume addresses two main questions: does the communicative dimension of metaphor have specific features that differentiate it from its linguistic and cognitive dimensions? And how could these specific properties of communication change our understanding of the linguistic and cognitive dimensions of metaphor? The authors of the papers collected in this volume offer answers to these questions that raise new interests in metaphor and communication.
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“The essays collected in Metaphor and Communication, edited by Elisabetta Gola and Francesca Ervas, successfully take up the challenge to merge a cognitive-linguistic and a communicative perspective on metaphor offering an up-to-date view about how metaphor works and the role of this trope in communication in domains that span from social communication to music, from educational settings to advertising, from politics to marketing, to mention only a few. At the same time, the volume offers a state-of-the-art perspective on metaphor studies in linguistics, psychology and literary studies. An important book that further unveils the structure and roles of metaphor, the dreamwork of language (as Donald Davidson defined it).”
“This volume brings together a wide-ranging set of papers, many of which break new ground in metaphor studies. There is an excellent balance of theoretical and applied papers meaning that the volume will appeal to both researchers and students.”
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Garello, Stefana
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Indurkhya, Bipin & Amitash Ojha
2017. Interpreting Visual Metaphors: Asymmetry and Reversibility. Poetics Today 38:1  pp. 93 ff. DOI logo
Reijnierse, W. Gudrun, Christian Burgers, Tina Krennmayr & Gerard J. Steen
2019. Metaphor in communication: the distribution of potentially deliberate metaphor across register and word class. Corpora 14:3  pp. 301 ff. DOI logo
Scibetta, Andrea
2016. Chinese University Students’ Development of Pragmatic Skills in L2 Italian: A Corpus-Based Study. In Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics 2016 [Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics, ],  pp. 243 ff. DOI logo
Soares da Silva, Augusto
2021. Introduction. Figurative language. In Figurative Language – Intersubjectivity and Usage [Figurative Thought and Language, 11],  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo
Vereza, Solange
2021. The fabric of metaphor in discourse. In Figurative Language – Intersubjectivity and Usage [Figurative Thought and Language, 11],  pp. 339 ff. DOI logo

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Communication Studies

Communication Studies

Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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