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Ausmus, William A. 1998. Pragmatic uses of metaphor: Models and metaphor in the nuclear winter scenario. Foreign Languages Research 65 : 67–82. 16 pp. URL
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Examines and describes the pragmatic uses of the "nuclear winter" metaphor in the original "Science" article and its subsequent use in "Foreign Affairs." Analyzes conditions of the metaphor's birth in the former and its development and use as a conventional metaphor in the latter. Shows that the metaphor became a conventional argument in the reduction of nuclear arsenals. (SR)