Confronting Metaphor in Use

An applied linguistic approach

Mara Sophia Zanotto | Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil
Lynne Cameron | The Open University, UK
Marilda C. Cavalcanti | State University of Campinas, Brazil
ISBN 9789027254177 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027291424 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated, as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought. Over the last twenty five years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have largely ignored how this connects to its role in the discourses in which our lives are constructed and lived. This book brings language and social dimensions into the picture, offering snapshots of metaphor use in real language and in real lives across the very different cultures of Europe and Brazil and contributing to the theorizing of metaphor in discourse.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 173] 2008.  vii, 315 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This timely publication reacts to the long-standing tendency of the cognitive linguistic community to focus on conceptual metaphor theory to the exclusion of natural language data, and is a welcome contribution to the study of metaphor in discourse. [...] It may be of special interest to readers working in or researching educational settings. It will also appeal to a wider audience because of the range of theoretical frameworks, methods, and both quantitative and qualitative studies it offers, and the general theoretical discussions arising from the data.”
“The diversity of studies compiled in this book offer a vital contribution to the studies of metaphor. The chapters do not only contribute to the understanding of metaphor in use, but also provides examples of different methodologies for the ones interested in carrying out research in the metaphor field. The wide range of contexts, the diverse data collection techniques and analytical approaches are evidence of the fertility in the way Applied Linguistics looks at metaphor. Confronting Metaphors in Use is a valuable addition to libraries of researchers, graduate students and educators interested in metaphor studies.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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