Metaphor and Discourse

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Metaphor and Discourse by A. Musolff

The contributors present a coherent collection of work on the functioning of metaphor in public discourse and related discourse areas from a broadly cognitive-linguistic background, providing a state-of-the-art overview of research on the discursive grounding of metaphor from a cognitive-linguistic perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230537309
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/26/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 269
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

KATHRYN BANKS is Lecturer in French, Durham University, UK

JOHN BARNDEN is Professor of Artificial Intelligence, University of Birmingham, UK

JONATHAN CHARTERIS-BLACK is Professor of Linguistics, University of West of England, UK

PAUL CHILTON is Professor of Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK

DAVID COWLING is Professor of French, Durham University, UK

CHRIST'L DE LANDTSHEER is Professor of Communication Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium

ROSLYN FRANK is Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa, USA

RAYMOND W. GIBBS is Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa-Cruz, USA

HONESTO HERRERA-SOLER is Associate Professor of English, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empreariales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

VERONIKA KOLLER is Lecturer in English Language, Lancaster University, UK

NELYA KOTEYKO is a Research Fellow, Institute for Science and Society, University of Nottingham, UK

ZOLTÁN KÖVECSES is Professor of Linguistics, Department of American Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

JULIA E. LONERGAN, University of California, Santa-Cruz, USA

BRIGITTE NERLICH is Professor of Science, Language and Society, University of Nottingham, UK

GERARD STEEN work in the Department of Language and Communication at VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

MICHAEL WHITE is Professor of English, Escuela Universitaria de Estudios Empresariales, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

JEFFREY ZAVADIL, Department of Political Science, Arizona State University, USA

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction: A Discourse-Centred Perspective on Metaphorical Meaning and Understanding; J.Zinken & A.Musolff PART I: METAPHOR IN DISCOURSE: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES Metaphor, Culture, Discourse: The Pressure of Coherence; Z.Köve cses ThreeKinds of Metaphor in Discourse: A Linguistic Taxonomy; G.Steen Reading Sonnet 30: Discourse, Metaphor and Blending; P.Chilton Collecting Political Meaning from the Count of Metaphor; C.De Landtsheer Metaphor and Context: A Perspective from Artificial Intelligence; J.Barnden PART II: METAPHORS IN CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC DISCOURSES: CASE STUDIES Metaphor and Political Communication; J.Charteris-Black Missions and Empires: Religious and Political Metaphors in Corporate Discourse; V.Koller How Business Press Headlines get their Message Across: A Different Perspective on Metaphor; M.White & H.Herrera MRSA - Portrait of a Superbug: A Media Drama in Three Acts; B.Nerlich & N.Koteyko PART III: METAPHOR EVOLUTION IN DISCOURSE HISTORY Shifting Identities: Metaphors of Discourse Evolution; R.Frank 'Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be': Linguistic Mercantilism in Renaissance France; D.Cowling Interpretations of the Body Politic and ofNatural Bodiesin Late Sixteenth-Century France; K.Banks Bodies Politic and Bodies Cosmic: the Roman Stoic Theory of the 'Two Cities'; J.Zavadil Metaphor in the History of Ideas and in the History of Dis course: How Can We Interpret a Medieval Version of the Body-state Analogy?; A.Musolff Commentary: Studying Metaphor in Discourse: Some Lessons, Challenges and New Data; R.W.Gibbs, Jr .& J.E.Lonergan Index

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