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Confronting Metaphor in Use: An applied linguistic approach

Zanotto, Mara Sophia; Cameron, Lynne and Cavalcanti, Marilda C. eds. (2008). Confronting Metaphor in Use: An applied linguistic approach. Pragmatics & Beyond. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

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Abstract

It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated, as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought. Over the last 25 years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have largely ignored how this connects to its role in the discourses in which our lives are constructed and lived. This book brings language and social dimensions into the picture, offering snapshots of metaphor use in real language and in real lives across the very different cultures of Europe and Brazil and contributing to the theorising of metaphor in discourse.

Item Type: Edited Book
ISBN: 90-272-5417-6, 978-90-272-5417-7
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 15217
Depositing User: Lynne Cameron
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2009 10:11
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/15217
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