Metaphor and Thought

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Andrew Ortony
Cambridge University Press, Nov 26, 1993 - Psychology - 678 pages
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Metaphor and Thought reflects the surge of interest in and research into the nature and function of metaphor in language and thought. Philosophers, psychologists, linguists, and educators raise serious questions about the viability of the traditional distinction between the literal and the metaphorical, discussing problems ranging from the definition of metaphor to its role in language acquistion, learning, scientific thinking, and the creation of social policy. In the second edition, the contributors have updated their original essays to reflect changes in their fields. The volume also includes six new chapters that present important and influential new ideas about metaphor that have appeared in such fields as the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science, linguistics, cognitive and clinical psychology, education, and artificial intelligence. The book will serve as an excellent graduate-level textbook in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence.
 

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Contents

Metaphor language and thought
1
Metaphor and Meaning
17
More about metaphor
19
Figurative speech and linguistics
42
The semantics of metaphor
58
Some problems with the notion of literal meanings
71
Metaphor
83
Language concepts and worlds Three domains of metaphor
112
The role of similarity in similes and metaphors
342
Images and models similes and metaphors
357
How metaphors work
401
Metaphor and irony Two levels of understanding
425
Metaphor and Science
445
The shift from metaphor to analogy in Western science
447
Metaphor and theory change What is metaphor a metaphor for?
481
Metaphor in science
533

Observations on the pragmatics of metaphor
124
Metaphor and Representation
135
Generative metaphor A perspective on problemsetting in social policy
137
The conduit metaphor A case of frame conflict in our language about language
164
The contemporary theory of metaphor
202
Process and products in making sense of tropes
252
Metaphor induction and social policy The convergence of macroscopic and microscopic views
277
Metaphor and Understanding
305
Psychological processes in metaphor comprehension and memory
307
The interpretation of novel metaphors
329
Metaphorical imprecision and the top down research strategy
543
Metaphor and Education
559
The instructive metaphor Metaphoric aids to students understanding of science
561
Metaphor and learning
579
Learning without metaphor
610
Educational uses of metaphor
621
References
633
Author index
663
Subject index
670
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Pragmatics
Stephen C. Levinson
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