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    Audience Perceptions of COVID-19 Metaphors: The Role of Source Domain and Country Context.Britta C. Brugman, Ellen Droog, W. Gudrun Reijnierse, Saskia Leymann, Giulia Frezza & Kiki Y. Renardel de Lavalette - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):101-113.
    Metaphors abound in descriptions of the COVID-19 pandemic: it is described, among other things, as a war, a flood, and a marathon. However, not all metaphors may resonate equally well with members...
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    Framing the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: Metaphors, Images and Symbols.Martin Döring & Brigitte Nerlich - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):71-75.
    In December 2019, 18 years after the outbreak of SARS, a new SARS-like virus began to circulate and rapidly spread in the People's R...
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    Our Country Is a Freedom-Loving Country”: The Spreading Virus as Metaphor for “People on the Move.David Gurnham - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):140-151.
    Although Covid-19 has been framed using all manner of metaphors, an as-yet under-examined question is how the spreading virus might itself serve as a metaphor and what purpose this might serve. The...
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    How We Escape Capture by the “War” Metaphor for Covid-19.Michael Hanne - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):88-100.
    We rely on metaphors and the stories they imply as heuristic devices for communication on all important social and political matters. We are easily trapped by dominant metaphors, though fresh metap...
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    COVID-19 in English and Persian: A Cognitive Linguistic Study of Illness Metaphors Across Languages.Reza Kazemian & Somayeh Hatamzadeh - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):152-170.
    This article investigates conceptual metaphors for Covid-19 in two languages, American English and Persian, using two approaches, namely Lakoff & Johnson’s conceptual metaphor theory and Kövecses’s...
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    “World-Beating” Pandemic Responses: Ironical, Sarcastic, and Satirical Use of War and Competition Metaphors in the Context of COVID-19 Pandemic.Andreas Musolff - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):76-87.
    The COVID-19 pandemic tempted some governments to promise to wage “war” against it and implement “world-beating” control mechanisms. In view of their limited success, such claims soon came in for m...
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    Pull the Weeds Out or Perish: Using Pandemic Metaphors to Strengthen in-Group Solidarity in Turkish Political Discourse.Esranur Efeoğlu Özcan - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):171-184.
    Political discourse relies heavily on specific discursive strategies to gain, exercise and sustain power. Among those are metaphors which have the power to persuade and the potential to carry certa...
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    Acting Like a Hedgehog in Times of Pandemic: Metaphorical Creativity in the #Reframecovid Collection.Paula Pérez-Sobrino, Elena Semino, Iraide Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Veronika Koller & Inés Olza - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):127-139.
    The need to provide novel but meaningful ways to reason and talk about an unprecedented crisis such as the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a surge of creative metaphoric expressions in a variety...
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    What Else Besides War: Deliberate Metaphors Framing COVID-19 in Chinese Online Newspaper Editorials.Cun Zhang, Zhengjun Lin & Shengxi Jin - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (2):114-126.
    Through metaphor, we gain distinctive perspectives on reality and communicate in new ways, especially when we use metaphor intentionally. The COVID-19 pandemic broke out in early 2020, causing sign...
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    Metaphor in the Academic Mentoring of International Undergraduate Students: The Erasmus Experience.Rafael Alejo-González - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (1):1-20.
    Metaphor use in university contexts has received some attention by the literature, which has mostly focussed on the language produced by academics. However, more dialogic forms of academic communic...
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    Evading the Lockdown: Animal Metaphors and Dehumanization in Virtual Space.Janet Ho - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (1):21-38.
    COVID-19 has posed a serious threat to more than 200 countries, causing over one million deaths worldwide and leading to lockdowns that are unprecedented in modern times. Give...
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  12. Countering Undesirable Implications of Violence Metaphors for Cancer Through Metaphor Extension.Dunja Y. M. Wackers & H. José Plug - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (1):55-70.
    Violence metaphors for cancer can have undesirable implications. The metaphorical expression “She lost her battle with cancer,” for instance, is deemed inappropriate by some because of the implicit...
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    Why is Semantic Change Asymmetric? The Role of Concreteness and Word Frequency and Metaphor and Metonymy.Bodo Winter & Mahesh Srinivasan - 2022 - Metaphor and Symbol 37 (1):39-54.
    Metaphors and other tropes are commonly thought to reflect asymmetries in concreteness, with concrete sources being used to talk about relatively more abstract targets. Similarly, originating sense...
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