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The contributors to Metaphor and Discourse present a collection of work on the functioning of metaphor in public discourse and related discourse areas from a broadly cognitive-linguistic background. Discourse scholars have for a long time been concerned with the methodological difficulties of identifying, annotating, and analysing metaphors, as well as with the complex relations between the embodiment of metaphorical thought on the one hand and the socio-cultural grounding of metaphorical communication on the other. A substantial body of work has grown out of these concerns over the last two decades. The present book provides a state-of-the-art overview of this lively research field, and furthermore contributes to debates in Cognitive Linguistics (and beyond) regarding tensions between conceptualist idealizations and empirically observable variation.


Description

The contributors to Metaphor and Discourse present a collection of work on the functioning of metaphor in public discourse and related discourse areas from a broadly cognitive-linguistic background. Discourse scholars have for a long time been concerned with the methodological difficulties of identifying, annotating, and analysing metaphors, as well as with the complex relations between the embodiment of metaphorical thought on the one hand and the socio-cultural grounding of metaphorical communication on the other. A substantial body of work has grown out of these concerns over the last two decades. The present book provides a state-of-the-art overview of this lively research field, and furthermore contributes to debates in Cognitive Linguistics (and beyond) regarding tensions between conceptualist idealizations and empirically observable variation.


Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: A Discourse-Centred Perspective on Metaphorical Meaning and Understanding; J.Zinken & A.Musolff
PART I: METAPHOR IN DISCOURSE: THEORETICAL AND METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
Metaphor, Culture, Discourse: The Pressure of Coherence; Z.Kövecses
Three Kinds of Metaphor in Discourse: A Linguistic Taxonomy; G.Steen
Reading Sonnet 30: Discourse, Metaphor and Blending; P.Chilton
Collecting Political Meaning from the Count of Metaphor; C.De Landtsheer
Metaphor and Context: A Perspective from Artificial Intelligence; J.Barnden
PART II: METAPHORS IN CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC DISCOURSES: CASE STUDIES
Metaphor and Political Communication; J.Charteris-Black
Missions and Empires: Religious and Political Metaphors in Corporate Discourse; V.Koller
How Business Press Headlines get their Message Across: A Different Perspective on Metaphor; M.White & H.Herrera
MRSA - Portrait of a Superbug: A Media Drama in Three Acts; B.Nerlich & N.Koteyko
PART III: METAPHOR EVOLUTION IN DISCOURSE HISTORY
Shifting Identities: Metaphors of Discourse Evolution; R.Frank
'Neither a Borrower Nor a Lender Be': Linguistic Mercantilism in Renaissance France; D.Cowling
Interpretations of the Body Politic and of Natural Bodies in Late Sixteenth-Century France; K.Banks
Bodies Politic and Bodies Cosmic: the Roman Stoic Theory of the 'Two Cities'; J.Zavadil
Metaphor in the History of Ideas and in the History of Dis­course: How Can We Interpret a Medieval Version of the Body-state Analogy?; A.Musolff
Commentary: Studying Metaphor in Discourse: Some Lessons, Challenges and New Data; R.W.Gibbs, Jr. & J.E.Lonergan
Index


Authors


ANDREAS MUSOLFF is Professor of Intercultural Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, and has published on political and media language, discourse history and metaphor theory. His books include Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust, Metaphor and Political Discourse and Mirror Images of Europe; he has co-edited volumes on Attitudes Toward Europe and Discourses of Intercultural Identity.
 

JÖRG ZINKEN is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. His research interests include the discursive grounding of metaphorical meaning, the use of metaphor in expressive writing, and the history of metaphors which frame debates about the significance of language diversity for understanding human psychology.