Metaphor and discourse

A. Musolff (Editor), Joerg Zinken (Editor)

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The contributors to Metaphor and Discourse present a collection of work on the functioning of metaphor in public discourse and related discourse areas from a broadly cognitive-linguistic background. Discourse scholars have for a long time been concerned with the methodological difficulties of identifying, annotating, and analysing metaphors, as well as with the complex relations between the embodiment of metaphorical thought on the one hand and the socio-cultural grounding of metaphorical communication on the other. A substantial body of work has grown out of these concerns over the last two decades. The present book provides a state-of-the-art overview of this lively research field, and furthermore contributes to debates in Cognitive Linguistics (and beyond) regarding tensions between conceptualist idealizations and empirically observable variation. A state-of-the-art overview of research on the discursive grounding of metaphor from a cognitive-linguistic perspective
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages280
ISBN (Print)9780230537309
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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