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Eubanks, Philip. 2001. Understanding metaphors for writing: In defense of the conduit metaphor. Sextas Jornadas de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Universidad de Alcalá 53 (1) : 92–118. 27 pp.
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The Conduit Metaphor has been roundly condemned by language scholars, including scholars in rhetoric and composition, but it is time to reevaluate its import and value. Rather than simply asserting a mistaken view of linguistic communication, the Conduit Metaphor combines with the metaphor LANGUAGE IS POWER to form a prudentially applied ethical measure of discourses, genres, and texts. (LLBA 2002, vol. 36, n. 1)