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Metaphor in Discourse

Metaphor in Discourse (Hardback)

By Semino, Elena

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'Metaphor' is the phenomenon whereby we talk and, potentially, think about something in terms of something else. In this book Elena Semino discusses metaphor as a common linguistic occurrence, which is varied in its textual appearance, versatile in the functions it may perform, a...nd central to many different types of communication, from informal interaction to political speeches. She discusses the use of metaphor across a variety of texts and genres from literature, politics, science, education, advertising and the discourse of mental illness. Each chapter includes detailed case studies focusing on specific texts, from election leaflets to specialist scientific articles. Also included is a detailed consideration of corpus (computer-based) methods of analysis. Wide-ranging and informative, this book will be invaluable to those interested in metaphor from a range of disciplines.
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ISBN 9780521867306
Released NZ 4 Sep 2008
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780521867306
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 4 Sep 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Semino, Elena
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Semantics (Meaning)
Number of Pages 260
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 401.41
Weight 550g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Metaphor
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education