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Metaphor And Entertainment

Author : C. Han
ISBN : 9781137298041
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Metaphor and Entertainment presents the very first, large-scale exploration of metaphor in Chinese online entertainment news, one of the most vibrant and controversial news genres in contemporary China.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Metaphors Of The Web 2 0

Author : Alexander Tokar
ISBN : 3631586647
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This study is an attempt to semantically decompose the most popular metaphorical expressions associated with two particular Web 2.0 practices: social networks and folksonomies. What is a "friend" on a social networking Web site like MySpace and StudiVZ? Is it polite to "poke "strangers on Facebook and "give "them" fives" on hi5? How can we "subscribe" to RSS feeds, if we don't pay subscription fees? Do we really "broadcast" ourselves on our YouTube "channels"? These and other similar questions are dealt with from the perspective of the referential and the conceptual approaches to meaning, i.e., what these words stand for (referential/extensional approach) and which concepts they signify (conceptual/intensional approach). Thus, from the referential point of view, a "friend" on MySpace is only a hyperlink directing to a profile page of another MySpace user. But from the intensional point of view, a "friend" is a subscriber to the content generated by the profile owner.

Metaphors By Type

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1156684056
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Political metaphors, Witch-hunt, Puppet state, Conceptual metaphor, Domino theory, Bandwagon effect, Extended metaphor, Iron Curtain, Astroturfing, Carpetbagger, Conduit metaphor, Cordon sanitaire, Love bombing, Desktop metaphor, Saber noise, Blank cheque, Interface metaphor, List of nautical metaphors, Unholy Alliance, Time bomb, Grassroots, List of political metaphors, Metaphorical extension, Therapeutic metaphor, Nixon goes to China, Dead metaphor, Bamboo Curtain, Third rail, Character assassination, Paper tiger, Razor gang, Transfer, Salad bowl, Trigger law, Primary metaphor, Toy parliament, Numeric metaphor, Moscow loan, Riding coattails. Excerpt: The concept of the Iron Curtain symbolized the ideological fighting and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1989. On either side of the Iron Curtain, states developed their own international economic and military alliances: Physically, the Iron Curtain took the shape of border defenses between the countries of Western and Eastern Europe, most notably the Berlin Wall, which served as a longtime symbol of the Curtain as a whole. The events that demolished the Iron Curtain started in Poland, and continued in Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania. Romania was the only Eastern bloc country to violently overthrow its communist regime. Throughout the Cold War the term "curtain" would become a common euphemism for boundaries - physical or ideological - between communist and capitalist states. Swedish book "Behind Russia's iron curtain" from 1923There are various earlier usages of the term "iron curtain" (Russian: German: Czech: Hungarian: Italian: , Serbian: ) pre-dating Churchill. The usage of the term goes back to the Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sota 38b...

Metaphors For Musicians

Author : Randy Halberstadt
ISBN : 9781457101434
Genre : Music
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This practical and enlightening book gives insight into almost every aspect of jazz musicianship---scale/chord theory, composing techniques, analyzing tunes, practice strategies, etc. For any level of player, on any instrument. Endorsed by Jessica Wiliams, Jerry Bergonzi, Bill mays, etc.
Category: Music

Metaphor And Communication

Author : Elisabetta Gola
ISBN : 9789027267580
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This collection of papers presents different views on metaphor in communication. The overall aim is to show that the communicative dimension of metaphor cannot be reduced to its conceptual and/or linguistic dimension. The volume addresses two main questions: does the communicative dimension of metaphor have specific features that differentiate it from its linguistic and cognitive dimensions? And how could these specific properties of communication change our understanding of the linguistic and cognitive dimensions of metaphor? The authors of the papers collected in this volume offer answers to these questions that raise new interests in metaphor and communication.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Framing The Net

Author : Rikke Frank Jorgensen
ISBN : 9781782540809
Genre : Computers
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Rikke Frank Jrgensen has given us a thoughtful and competent contribution to a debate of increasing global importance. Her theoretical analysis and practical case-study stimulate critical reflection on how we should connect the primary moral domain of our time human rights with the primary infrastructure for global communication, the Internet. This book is a must read for all who engage with the search for meaningful and practical normative directions for communications in the 21st century. Cees J. Hamelink, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Understanding the Internet is key to protecting human rights in the future. In Framing the Net, Rikke Frank Jrgensen shows how this can be done. Deconstructing four key metaphors the Internet as infrastructure, public sphere, medium and culture she shows where the challenges to human rights protection online lie and how to confront them. Importantly, she develops clear policy proposals for national and international Internet policy-makers, all based on human rights. Her book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of human rights on the Internet: and that should be everyone. Wolfgang Benedek, University of Graz, Austria Jrgensens examination of whether Internet governance can be better aligned with the rights and freedoms enshrined in human rights law and standards of compliance should be read by everyone in the academic, policy and legal practitioner communities. From womens use of ICTs in Uganda to Wikipedia in Germany, information society developments make it imperative that scholars and practitioners understand why it matters how the issues are framed. This book successfully analyses a decade or more of debate in this field in an engaging and very illuminating way. Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK This important book examines how human rights are being applied in the digital era. The focus on internet freedoms and internet rights has risen considerably in recent years, and in July 2012 the first resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet was adopted by the U.N. Human Rights Council. This timely book suggests four framings to examine human rights challenges in an internet era: the Internet as Infrastructure, the Internet as Public Sphere, the Internet as Medium and the Internet as Culture. These propositions, and the questions that arise from them, are considered in the broad context of the way human rights are translated and applied in the information society, both in academic research and the international communitys policy discourse. The author points to the role of private actors vis-^-vis human rights as one of the most crucial and cross-cutting themes that needs to be addressed in order to advance human rights protection on the internet. Combining research themes that are often dealt with separately, this book will appeal to civil society organizations, journalists, and policy makers in the field of internet and communication policy making. The books overview of internet-related academic discourse combined with human rights-based policy analysis will be useful for scholars, students, and practitioners working within these fields.
Category: Computers


Author : Lauren Slater
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028476476
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A woman suffering from a complex brain disorder that causes her to lie compulsively takes readers inside her mind to explore the complexities of a constantly restless and deceived consciousness. 20,000 first printing.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Tony Veale
ISBN : 9781627058513
Genre : Computers
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The literary imagination may take flight on the wings of metaphor, but hard-headed scientists are just as likely as doe-eyed poets to reach for a metaphor when the descriptive need arises. Metaphor is a pervasive aspect of every genre of text and every register of speech, and is as useful for describing the inner workings of a "black hole" (itself a metaphor) as it is the affairs of the human heart. The ubiquity of metaphor in natural language thus poses a significant challenge for Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems and their builders, who cannot afford to wait until the problems of literal language have been solved before turning their attention to figurative phenomena. This book offers a comprehensive approach to the computational treatment of metaphor and its figurative brethren—including simile, analogy, and conceptual blending—that does not shy away from their important cognitive and philosophical dimensions. Veale, Shutova, and Beigman Klebanov approach metaphor from multiple computational perspectives, providing coverage of both symbolic and statistical approaches to interpretation and paraphrase generation, while also considering key contributions from philosophy on what constitutes the "meaning" of a metaphor. This book also surveys available metaphor corpora and discusses protocols for metaphor annotation. Any reader with an interest in metaphor, from beginning researchers to seasoned scholars, will find this book to be an invaluable guide to what is a fascinating linguistic phenomenon.
Category: Computers

Imagining Argentina

Author : Lawrence Thornton
ISBN : 9780553345797
Genre : Fiction
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When his wife suddenly vanishes, Carlos Rueda, director of the Children's Theatre in Buenos Aires, discovers that his magical visions of the fate of the innocent people disappearing in Argentina are true, in an award-winning novel set against the turbulent backdrop of 1970s Argentina. Reissue. (A Universal Pictures & Arenas Entertainment film, directed by Christopher Hampton, starring Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Ruben Blades, & Claire Bloom) (General Fiction)
Category: Fiction

The Leisure Commons

Author : Payal Arora
ISBN : 9781317678922
Genre : Social Science
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There is much excitement about Web 2.0 as an unprecedented, novel, community-building space for experiencing, producing, and consuming leisure, particularly through social network sites. What is needed is a perspective that is invested in neither a utopian or dystopian posture but sees historical continuity to this cyberleisure geography. This book investigates the digital public sphere by drawing parallels to another leisure space that shares its rhetoric of being open, democratic, and free for all: the urban park. It makes the case that the history and politics of public parks as an urban commons provides fresh insight into contemporary debates on corporatization, democratization and privatization of the digital commons. This book takes the reader on a metaphorical journey through multiple forms of public parks such as Protest Parks, Walled Gardens, Corporate Parks, Fantasy Parks, and Global Parks, addressing issues such as virtual activism, online privacy/surveillance, digital labor, branding, and globalization of digital networks. Ranging from the 19th century British factory garden to Tokyo Disneyland, this book offers numerous spatial metaphors to bring to life aspects of new media spaces. Readers looking for an interdisciplinary, historical and spatial approach to staid Web 2.0 discourses will undoubtedly benefit from this text.
Category: Social Science