Publication details [#13221]

Skorczynska, Hanna and Kathleen Ahrens. 2015. A corpus-based study of metaphor signaling variations in three genres. Text & Talk 35 (3) : 359–381. 23 pp.
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De Gruyter Open


This paper investigates the use of words and phrases that signal metaphors in three genres, namely US presidential addresses, popular science articles and business periodical articles. The authors suggest that the communicative goals within each genre underlie the reasons for the metaphor signaling.