Metaphor and Communication

| University of Cagliari
| University of Cagliari
ISBN 9789027202093 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027267580 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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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Table of Contents
Metaphors we live twice: A communicative approach beyond the conceptual view?
Elisabetta Gola and Francesca Ervas
The cognitive and linguistic dimension of metaphor
Metaphor and simile: Categorizing and comparing categorization and comparison
John Barnden
Taste synaesthesias: Linguistic features and neurophysiological bases
Irene Ronga
Selling and buying, killing and wounding: (Un)conventional metaphors from two different semantic fields
Sandra Handl
Time is money – everywhere? Analysing time metaphors across varieties of English
Simone Mueller
Metaphors, bilingual mental lexicon and distributional models
Marianna Bolognesi
Towards a model of metaphorical understanding
Bipin Indurkhya
On the role of perceptual features in metaphor comprehension
Amitash Ojha and Bipin Indurkhya
The communicative dimension of metaphor
Adventures of a metaphor: Apian imagery in the history of political thought
Giovanni Damele
Moral disgust at its best: The important role of low-level mappings and structural parallelism in political disgust and disease metaphors
Elisabeth Wehling
“The Ultimate Spinner” Metaphors of evil in Hillary R. Clinton’s media coverage
Michela Giordano
Blending metaphors and arguments in advertising
Sabrina Mazzali-Lurati and Chiara Pollaroli
Metaphors and online learning
M. Beatrice Ligorio, Marianna Iodice and Stefania Manca
Metaphor in sign language poetry
Rachel Sutton-Spence
Metaphor and the concept of sound in contemporary music
Ewa Schreiber
“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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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2015039235 | Marc record