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Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life: A Corpus-Based Study
 

Metaphor, Cancer and the End of Life: A Corpus-Based Study (Hardback)

By Semino, Elena
By Demjen, Zsofia
By Hardie, Andrew
By Payne, Sheila
By Rayson, Paul

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This book presents the methodology, findings and implications of a large-scale corpus-based study of the metaphors used to talk about cancer and the end of life (including care at the end of life) in contemporary UK. It focuses on metaphor as a central linguistic and cognitive to...ol that is frequently used to talk and think about sensitive and subjective experiences, such as illness, emotions, death, and dying, and that can both help and hinder communication and well-being, depending on how it is used. The book centers on a combination of qualitative analyses and innovative corpus linguistic methods. This methodological assemblage was applied to the systematic study of the metaphors used in a 1.5-million-word corpus. The corpus consists of interviews with, and online forum posts written by, members of three stakeholder groups, namely: patients diagnosed with advanced cancer; unpaid carers looking after a relative with a diagnosis of advanced cancer; and healthcare professionals. The book presents a range of qualitative and quantitative findings that have implications for: metaphor theory and analysis; corpus linguistic and computational approaches to metaphor; and training and practice in cancer care and hospice, palliative and end-of-life care.
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ISBN 9781138642652
Released NZ 11 Dec 2017
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
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ISBN-13 9781138642652
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 11 Dec 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Semino, Elena
By Demjen, Zsofia
By Hardie, Andrew
By Payne, Sheila
By Rayson, Paul
Series Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics
Category Language & Linguistics
Number of Pages 308
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 808.032
Weight 590g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Communication in human services - Great Britain, Communication in medicine - Great Britain, Metaphors - Health aspects - Great Britain, Metaphor - Therapeutic use - Great Britain, Corpora (Linguistics) - Great Britain
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education

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