The Metaphoric Process: Connections Between Language and Life

Routledge (1995)
In this monumental work of complex and probing proportions, the renowned feminist and psychoanalyst Gemma Corradi Fiumara surveys the vast literature on metaphor. She suggests that metaphorical language communicates via the creation images, pictures and finds in it an irreducible aspect to interpersonal communication and our use of language itself. Combining an intimate knowledge of psychology and and philosophy to produce a masterful work in the function and role of metaphor in language and life, Fiumara contends that metaphors lead to the creation of ever new worlds of experience, to which one could not otherwise gain access. Inventing new ways of thinking about metaphor, Fiumara suggests, generates new ways in which human beings can examin their relationship to hemselves and the language which they inhabit.
Keywords Language and languages Philosophy  Metaphor
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Call number P106.C598 1995
ISBN(s) 0415126258
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