Drawing Attention to Metaphor

Case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities

Camilla Di Biase-Dyson | Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
ORCID logoMarkus Egg | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
ISBN 9789027205018 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261496 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The communicative act of drawing attention to metaphor is a relatively recent topic in metaphor studies and one that has remained contentious from a cognitive perspective. This book brings philologists of ancient languages together with metaphor experts from several modalities to interrogate whether ancient and modern texts and languages draw attention to figurative tropes in similar ways. In this way, the diachronic, multimodal and pluridisciplinary contributions to this volume critically review the theoretical frameworks underpinning metaphor marking and metaphor analysis from a completely new empirical basis.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 5] 2020.  v, 265 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“Overall, this volume is a very solid and highly structured text, edited and presented in a clear and systematic manner. Given its innovative and rich content, the book will serve as an excellent reference for scholars and researchers in metaphor studies who seek to keep themselves up to date on the latest developments in the field.”
“Let me highlight [...] how the volume can leave one wondering ‘what’s next?’, which is a very positive after-reading feeling to provoke. There is no doubt that the debates on whether deliberateness can be reliably claimed and what can count as deliberate (only novel metaphors? isolated? contextualised?) will continue in forthcoming conferences and volumes. As such, “Drawing Attention to Metaphor” is undoubtedly a remarkable contribution to this agenda and a must-read for any scholar in need of further examples, texts, languages and/or genres in which deliberateness is found (or not).”
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Colston, Herbert L., Carina Rasse & Albert Katz
2021. Back to the Poem: A Call for A Special Issue on the Poetics of Metaphor. Metaphor and Symbol 36:2  pp. 61 ff. DOI logo
Di Biase-Dyson, Camilla
2023. The semantics of a parallel reality. Metaphor and the Social World 13:1  pp. 81 ff. DOI logo
Julich-Warpakowski, Nina & Paula Pérez Sobrino
2023. Introduction. Metaphor and the Social World 13:1  pp. 1 ff. DOI logo

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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019056165 | Marc record