Metaphor: A Practical Introduction / Edition 2

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Combining up-to-date scholarship with clear and accessible language and helpful exercises, Metaphor: A Practical Introduction is an invaluable resource for all readers interested in metaphor. This second edition includes two new chapters—on 'metaphors in discourse' and 'metaphor and emotion' —along with new exercises, responses to criticism and recent developments in the field, and revised student exercises, tables, and figures.

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"An excellent introduction to conceptual metaphor, one which undergraduate students, graduate students, and general readers will find accessible yet thought-provoking. This edition has been significantly updated and improved, while retaining the features that have made it a well-loved book for students, such as clear expression, interesting exercises with a useful key, concise chapter summaries, and a very handy index of metaphors and metonymies."—Linguist List
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195374940
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/12/2010
  • Edition description: 2e
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 432,473
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Zoltan Kövecses is Professor of Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary

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Table of Contents

1. What is Metaphor?
2. Common Source and Target Domains
3. Kinds of Metaphor
4. Metaphor in Literature
5. Nonlinguistic Realizations of Conceptual Metaphors
6. The Basis of Metaphor
7. The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Mappings
8. Cognitive Models, Metaphors, and Embodiment
9. Metaphorical Entailments
10. The Scope of Metaphor
11. Metaphor Systems
12. Another Figure: Metonymy
13. The Universality of Conceptual Metaphors
14. Cultural Variation in Metaphor and Metonymy
15. Metaphor, Metonymy, and Idioms
16. Metaphor and Metonymy in the Study of Language
17. Metaphors and Blends
18. Metaphor in Discourse
19. How Does This Hang Together
Solutions to Exercises
General Index
Metaphor and Metonymy

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