Publication details [#57524]

Wang, Huili, Tamara Runtsova and Hongjun Chen. 2013. Economy is an organism – a comparative study of metaphor in English and Russian economic discourse. Text & Talk 33 (2) : 259–288.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This corpus-based study compares the use of the crisis metaphor representing the 2008 global economic crisis in the mainstream British and Russian economic press, indicating universal and culture-specific aspects. Russian metaphors of the economic crisis appear to carry more pragmatic vigor and diversity than English ones.