Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics

Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics

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This book contains a selection of refereed and revised papers originally presented at the 5th ICLC. After an introduction by the editors, the book opens with a long-needed chapter on historical precedents for the Cognitive Linguistic theory of metaphor. Two chapters demonstrate the method of lexical analysis of linguistic metaphors and how it can be fruitfully applied to a characterization of the conceptual domains of smell and economics. Three chapters deal with theoretical aspects of conceptual metaphor, one of which is a commissioned chapter on the relation between conceptual metaphor theory and conceptual blending. Finally there are five chapters presenting novel theoretical issues and empirical findings about the relation between conceptual metaphor and culture. This book is hence a wide-ranging sample of current approaches to metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics, with some chapters breaking new grounds for future research.As Shore (1996:47) notes, aquot;Cultural models are constructed as mental representations in the same way as any mental ... This complex of issues brings out various aspects of language as both a cognitive and a social phenomenon. ... here is how to handle these complex relations practically when trying to analyze specific lexical items; in this paper, the semantics ... Keesing suggests several ways for linguistic description to begin to incorporate and make reference to a cultural analysis.

Title:Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics
Author:Raymond W. Gibbs, Gerard Steen
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1999-01-01


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