Metaphor in Specialist Discourse

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  • Editors: J. Berenike Herrmann1, and Tony Berber Sardinha2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027267849

<i>Metaphor in Specialist Discourse</i> presents multiple perspectives on metaphor use in specialist and popularized discourse contexts. Using genre and register as starting parameters for deeper exploration, and pushing the boundaries further to open up new areas and possibilities, ten independent articles investigate metaphor use across a range of specialist domains of discourse, such as biology research articles, psychological counseling, soccer commentaries, workfloor communication, and penal policy documents. Framed by two theoretical chapters, the book is a contribution to the study of metaphor use in distinct discourse settings that will be of value to linguists and metaphor scholars of different persuasions, graduate students of linguistics and related disciplines, and practitioners of specialized areas with an interest in (verbal or gestural) language use in their areas of expertise. It shows that aspects of discourse variation are the beginning of, not an afterthought to, accurate empirical metaphor studies.

Subjects: Cognition and language; Cognitive linguistics; Pragmatics; Theoretical linguistics; Dictionaries

  • Affiliations: 1: Göttingen University, Germany; 2: Sao Paulo Catholic University, Brazil

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