Contexts of Metaphor

Elsevier (2001)
This study presents an approach to metaphor that systematically takes contextual factors into account. It analyses how metaphors both depend on, and change, the context in which they are uttered, and specifically, how metaphorical interpretation involves the articulation of asserted, implied and presupposed material. It supplements this semantic analysis with a practice-based account of metaphor at the conceptual level, which stresses the role of sociocultural factors in concept formation.
Keywords Metaphor  Semantics  Pragmatics  Concepts
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Call number P325.5.M47.L44 2001
ISBN(s) 9074795404   0080438814   9780080438818
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