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Guttenplan, Samuel. 2005. Objects of Metaphor. Oxford: Oxford University Press . 305 pp.
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Book – monograph
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'Objects of Metaphor' puts forward a philosophical account of metaphor radically different from those currently on offer. Powerful and flexible enough to cope with the syntactic complexity typical of genuine metaphor, it offers novel conceptions of the relationship between simile and metaphor, the notion of dead metaphor, and the idea of metaphor as a robust theoretic kind. Without denying that metaphor can sometimes be merely ornamental, Guttenplan justifies the view of metaphor as fundamental to language and the study of language. (Publisher Book Description)