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Metaphor in Discourse

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ISBN-10: 0521686962

ISBN-13: 9780521686969

Edition: 2008

Authors: Elena Semino

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'Metaphor' is the phenomenon whereby we talk and, potentially, think about something in terms of something else. In this book Elena Semino discusses metaphor as a common linguistic occurrence, which is varied in its textual appearance, versatile in the functions it may perform, and central to many different types of communication, from informal interaction to political speeches. She discusses the use of metaphor across a variety of texts and genres from literature, politics, science, education, advertising, and the discourse of mental illness. Each chapter includes detailed case studies focusing on specific texts, from newspaper headlines to specialist scientific articles, to demonstrate…    
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Book details

List price: $48.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 260
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: studying metaphor in discourse
Metaphor in literature
Metaphor in politics
Metaphor in science and education
Metaphor in other genres and discourses: two further case studies
Corpora and metaphor
Conclusions