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Goatly, DELETEAndrew. 1998. The Language of Metaphors. London: Routledge. xvi, 360 pp.
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Book – monograph
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Andrew Goatly looks at how we use metaphor to communicate meaning. Combining insights from functional linguistics and relevance theory, he provides a powerful model for understanding how metaphors work in real communicative situations. "The Language of Metaphors" - Examines the boundary between metaphor and literal language and how words cross over. - Shows how abstract concepts are metaphorically structured in the English dictionary. - Inventories the ways metaphors are signalled, expressed and interact in text. - Contains numerous activities and suggestions for further research. (Publisher Book Description)