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Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World

Low, Graham; Todd, Zazie; Deignan, Alice and Cameron, Lynne eds. (2010). Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World. Human Cognitive Processing (26). Amsterdam, Holland: John Benjamin.

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Abstract

It has become increasingly clear that metaphor needs to be explored in terms of the social and discourse context in which it is used, especially where the aim is to address real-world problems. The notion of 'real world' metaphor research has been developed to describe this important area of investigation. This book starts by describing the nature and scope of real world metaphor research and then illustrates, through 17 detailed, mainly empirically-based studies, the different areas it can apply to, and different methodologies that can be employed. Research problems are explored in areas such as artificial intelligence, language teaching and learning, reconciliation dialogue, university lecture discourse, poetry and wine description. Methods include corpus analysis, experimentation, discourse analysis, cross-cultural analysis and genre analysis. In each case the empirical studies refer back to Gibbs's opening overview of real-world research. The result is an invaluable and cross-referenced collection of papers addressing real-world problems.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2010 John Benjamins B.V.
ISBN: 90-272-2380-7, 978-90-272-2380-7
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: 25489
Depositing User: Lynne Cameron
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2010 17:02
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:30
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25489
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