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Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought

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ISBN-10: 0521841062

ISBN-13: 9780521841061

Edition: 2008

Authors: Raymond W. Gibbs

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The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought offers the most comprehensive collection of essays in multidisciplinary metaphor scholarship that has ever been published. These essays explore the significance of metaphor in language, thought, culture, and artistic expression. There are five main themes of the book: the roots of metaphor, metaphor understanding, metaphor in language and culture, metaphor in reasoning and feeling, and metaphor in nonverbal expression. Contributors come from a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, literature, education, music, and law.
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Book details

List price: $138.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/22/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 566
Size: 7.01" wide x 10.00" long x 1.26" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Introduction: Metaphor and thought: The state of the art
The Roots of Metaphor
The neural theory of metaphor
Philosophy's debt to metaphor
Rethinking metaphor
How metaphors create categories - quickly
A deflationary account of metaphors
Metaphor Understanding
Metaphor as structure-mapping
How the mind computes the meaning of metaphor: A simulation based on LSA
Is metaphor unique?
Metaphor, imagination, and simulation: Psycholinguistic evidence
Metaphor comprehension and the brain
Metaphor in Language and Culture
Metaphor and talk
Metaphor and education
Metaphor in literature
Metaphor from body and culture
Metaphor, semantics, and context
Corpus linguistics and metaphor
Metaphor and poetic figures
Metaphor in Reasoning and Feeling
Metaphor and artificial intelligence: Why they matter to each other
Conceptual metaphor, human cognition, and the nature of mathematics
What is the "color" of law?
Metaphor and emotion
Putting it in context: Metaphor and psychotherapy
Metaphor and psychoanalysis
Crossing the senses in metaphorical language
Metaphor in Nonverbal Expression
Metaphor and art
Metaphor in pictures and multimodal representations
Metaphor, gesture, and thought
Metaphor and music
Author index
Subject index