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Metaphor Networks

The Comparative Evolution of Figurative Language

Authors: Trim, R.

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Metaphor Networks focuses on the historical evolution of metaphor and proposes new theories on language change based on substantial empirical data. It explores how the metaphors of today are very often linked to images existing in the past and traces metaphor paths back to the Middle Ages and Antiquity. The findings reveal that regular patters of evolution emerge and the aims of the book are to find out what lies behind these patterns.

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RICHARD TRIM is Senior Lecturer in English Historical Linguistics and Translation Studies at the University of Provence, France. He has published widely in these fields and has held lecturing posts in several European countries including Britain, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.

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'[This book] may be recommended as a course book on semantics and metaphors. It reads fluently and contains many ideas suitable for discussion in a classroom, as well as providing an excellent source book for further research by students as well as experts.' - Heli Tissaria, Metaphor and Symbol


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Metaphor Networks
Book Subtitle
The Comparative Evolution of Figurative Language
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Richard Trim
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28755-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230287556
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-50751-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35350-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 231
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