Metaphor: A Practical Introduction

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Oxford University Press, Jan 24, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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This clear and lucid primer fills an important need by providing a comprehensive account of the many new developments in the study of metaphor over the last twenty years and their impact on our understanding of language, culture, and the mind. Beginning with Lakoff and Johnson's seminal work in Metaphors We Live By, Kövecses outlines the development of "the cognitive linguistic theory of metaphor" by explaining key ideas on metaphor. He also explores primary metaphor, metaphor systems, the "invariance principle," mental-imagery experiments, the many-space blending theory, and the role of image schemas in metaphorical thought. He examines the applicability of these ideas to numerous related fields.
 

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Contents

1 What Is Metaphor?
3
2 Common Source and Target Domains
15
3 Kinds of Metaphor
29
4 Metaphor in Literature
43
5 Nonlinguistic Realizations of Conceptual Metaphors
57
6 The Basis of Metaphor
67
7 The Partial Nature of Metaphorical Mappings
79
8 Metaphorical Entailments
93
13 Cultural Variation in Metaphor and Metonymy
183
14 Metaphor Metonymy and Idioms
199
15 Metaphor and Metonymy in the Study of Language
213
16 Metaphors and Blends
227
17 How Does All This Hang Together?
239
Glossary
247
Solutions to Exercises
255
References
267

9 The Scope of Metaphor
107
10 Metaphor Systems
121
Metonymy
143
12 The Universality of Conceptual Metaphors
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