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The Routledge Handbook Of Metaphor And Language

Author : Elena Semino
ISBN : 9781317374718
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language provides a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on metaphor and language. Featuring 35 chapters written by leading scholars from around the world, the volume takes a broad view of the field of metaphor and language, and brings together diverse and distinct theoretical and applied perspectives to cover six key areas: Theoretical approaches to metaphor and language, covering Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Relevance Theory, Blending Theory and Dynamical Systems Theory; Methodological approaches to metaphor and language, discussing ways of identifying metaphors in verbal texts, images and gestures, as well as the use of corpus linguistics; Formal variation in patterns of metaphor use across text types, historical periods and languages; Functional variation of metaphor, in contexts including educational, commercial, scientific and political discourse, as well as online trolling; The applications of metaphor for problem solving, in business, education, healthcare and conflict situations; Language, metaphor, and cognitive development, examining the processing and comprehension of metaphors. The Routledge Handbook of Language and Metaphor is a must-have survey of this key field, and is essential reading for those interested in language and metaphor.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Making Truth

Author : Theodore L. Brown
ISBN : 0252028104
Genre : Philosophy
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InMaking Truth: Metaphor in ScienceTheodore L. Brown argues that most laypeople, and many scientists, do not have a clear understanding of how metaphor relates to scientific thinking. With stunning clarity, and bridging the worlds of scientists and nonscientists, Brown demonstrates the presence and the power of metaphorical thought. To illustrate the roles of metaphor in science, Brown presents a series of studies of scientific systems. These range from the atom, historically one of the most important ideas in science, through models in chemistry and biology, including current "hot" topics such as protein folding, chaperone proteins, and global warming. The case studies inMaking Truthillustrate the deeply metaphorical nature of scientific reasoning and communication. They provide the basis for far-reaching conclusions about science as an intellectual and social practice and about the nature of scientific truth.
Category: Philosophy

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...

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.


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

Literary Devices

Author : Source Wikipedia
ISBN : 1230591990
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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: 59. Chapters: Literary technique, Fairy tale, Metaphor, Metonymy, Fable, Allegory, Simile, Redshirt, MacGuffin, Parable, Plot device, Homophone, List of metonyms, Illeism, Deus ex machina, Frame story, Shakespearian fool, Quest, Deathtrap, Dream world, Deal with the Devil, Allusion, Alien space bats, Plot generator, Bed trick, Framing device, Principle of Evil Marksmanship, Apologue, Chekhov's gun, Quibble, Metalepsis, Comedic device, Paradox of poetry, Opening sentence, Digression, Jonbar Hinge, Shoulder angel, Government warehouse, List of polysemes, Homeric simile, Metaphor and metonymy, Personification, Psittacism, Point of divergence, Hypocatastasis, Cacosyntheton, Hermetics. Excerpt: A fairy tale is a type of short narrative that typically features such folkloric characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. However, only a small number of the stories refer to fairies. The stories may nonetheless be distinguished from other folk narratives such as legends (which generally involve belief in the veracity of the events described) and explicitly moral tales, including beast fables. In less technical contexts, the term is also used to describe something blessed with unusual happiness, as in "fairy tale ending" (a happy ending) or "fairy tale romance" (though not all fairy tales end happily). Colloquially, a "fairy tale" or "fairy story" can also mean any far-fetched story or tall tale. In cultures where demons and witches are perceived as real, fairy tales may merge into legends, where the narrative is perceived both by teller and hearers as being grounded in historical truth. However, unlike legends and epics, they usually do not contain more than superficial references to religion and actual places, people, and events; they take place once upon a time...


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

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