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Confronting metaphor in use [electronic resource] : an applied linguistic approach / edited by Mara Sophia Zanotto, Lynne Cameron, Marilda C. Cavalcanti.

Contributor(s): Zanotto, Mara Sophia | Cameron, Lynne | Cavalcanti, Marilda do Couto.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Pragmatics & beyond: new ser., 173.Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub., c2008Description: 1 online resource (vi, 315 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9789027291424 (electronic bk.); 902729142X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Metaphor | REFERENCE | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Alphabets & Writing Systems | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Linguistics -- General | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Grammar & Punctuation | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES | LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- SpellingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Confronting metaphor in use.DDC classification: 418 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Opening Pandora's box / Mara Sophia Zanotto and Dieli Vesaro Palma -- Metaphor shifting in the dynamics of talk / Lynne Cameron -- Adding sound to the picture / Frank Boers and H�el�ene Stengers -- Metaphor and positioning in academic book reviews / Graham Low -- Brothers in arms / Veronika Koller -- Metaphor probabilities in corpora / Tony Berber Sardinha -- Corpus linguistic data and conceptual metaphor theory / Alice Deignan -- Exploring metaphors in corpora / Solange Vereza -- Young learners' understanding of figurative language / Ana M. Piquer-Piriz -- The relationship between associative thinking, analogical reasoning, image formation and metaphoric extension strategies / Jeannette Littlemore -- The awakening of Sleeping Beauty / Jo�ao A. Telles -- En route through metaphors / Marilda C. Cavalcanti and Ana Cec�ilia Bizon -- School teachers in favela contexts / Fernanda Coelho Liberali -- Professional knowledge landscape / Maximina F. Freire.
Summary: It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated, as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought. Over the last twenty five years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have largely ignored how this connects to its role in the discourses in which our lives are constructed and lived. This book brings language and social dimensions into the picture, offering snapshots of metaphor use in real language and in real lives.
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Opening Pandora's box / Mara Sophia Zanotto and Dieli Vesaro Palma -- Metaphor shifting in the dynamics of talk / Lynne Cameron -- Adding sound to the picture / Frank Boers and H�el�ene Stengers -- Metaphor and positioning in academic book reviews / Graham Low -- Brothers in arms / Veronika Koller -- Metaphor probabilities in corpora / Tony Berber Sardinha -- Corpus linguistic data and conceptual metaphor theory / Alice Deignan -- Exploring metaphors in corpora / Solange Vereza -- Young learners' understanding of figurative language / Ana M. Piquer-Piriz -- The relationship between associative thinking, analogical reasoning, image formation and metaphoric extension strategies / Jeannette Littlemore -- The awakening of Sleeping Beauty / Jo�ao A. Telles -- En route through metaphors / Marilda C. Cavalcanti and Ana Cec�ilia Bizon -- School teachers in favela contexts / Fernanda Coelho Liberali -- Professional knowledge landscape / Maximina F. Freire.

It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated, as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought. Over the last twenty five years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have largely ignored how this connects to its role in the discourses in which our lives are constructed and lived. This book brings language and social dimensions into the picture, offering snapshots of metaphor use in real language and in real lives.

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