Jeannette Littlemore

List of John Benjamins publications for which Jeannette Littlemore plays a role.

Journals

Book series

Title

Applied Cognitive Linguistics in Second Language Learning and Teaching. AILA Review, Volume 23

Edited by Jeannette Littlemore and Constanze Juchem-Grundmann

[AILA Review, 23] 2010. 178 pp.
Subjects Applied linguistics | Cognition and language

Articles

Turner, Sarah and Jeannette Littlemore 2023 Literal or metaphorical? Conventional or creative? Contested metaphoricity in intense emotional experiencesCurrent challenges in metaphor research, Julich-Warpakowski, Nina and Paula Pérez-Sobrino (eds.), pp. 37–58 | Article
Metaphor has long been considered a ‘way in’ to people’s experiences, with metaphor analysis being used to gain insights into a range of psychological and physiological phenomena. However, a number of challenges arise when analysing metaphor in such contexts. We reflect on the challenges we have… read more
Cross-cultural variation in the metaphors that are employed by healthcare researchers and professionals when discussing cancer care is a potential impediment to the sharing of expertise. By identifying patterns in the metaphorical language used in these contexts, we can reveal differences in how… read more
Houghton, David, Jeannette Littlemore, Samantha Ford, Chelsea Harfield and Ben Marder 2022 What drives emotion and physiological arousal in adverts? The critical role of figurative operationsFigurativity and Human Ecology, Bagasheva, Alexandra, Bozhil Hristov and Nelly Tincheva (eds.), pp. 181–205 | Chapter
The inclusion of figurative operations in marketing videos has the potential to improve the effectiveness of marketing campaigns due to their reported ability to trigger emotional responses, thus making the campaigns resonate more strongly with the viewer. This study explored the relationship… read more
Littlemore, Jeannette 2022 On the creative use of metonymyLiving Metaphors and Metonymies, Brdar, Mario and Rita Brdar-Szabó (eds.), pp. 104–129 | Article
Antonio Barcelona’s work has advanced our understanding of the role played by pragmatics in the production and comprehension of metonymy. Much of his work has focused on playful uses of metonymy, which involve creative extensions of attested metonymic relationships, particularly in the pursuit… read more
Littlemore, Jeannette and Sarah Turner 2020 Metaphors in communication about pregnancy lossMetaphor and the Social World 10:1, pp. 45–75 | Article
Pregnancy loss, encompassing miscarriage, stillbirth and termination for foetal abnormality, can be considered a particularly intense and unique form of bereavement, which engenders difficult or painful emotions. When people are talking about such emotions, they have been found to make extensive… read more
Pérez-Sobrino, Paula and Jeannette Littlemore 2020 Chapter 6. What makes an advert go viral? The role of figurative operations in the success of Internet videosPerforming Metaphoric Creativity across Modes and Contexts, Hidalgo-Downing, Laura and Blanca Kraljevic Mujic (eds.), pp. 119–152 | Chapter
This chapter investigates the potential role played by the creative use of figurative operations, such as metaphor, metonymy, irony, hyperbole, and understatement, in the success of Internet videos. Irony and figurative language based on creative contrasts between contrasting scenarios were found… read more
Turner, Sarah, Jeannette Littlemore, Danielle Fuller, Karolina Kuberska and Sheelagh McGuinness 2020  The production of time-related metaphors by people who have experienced pregnancy lossProducing Figurative Expression: Theoretical, experimental and practical perspectives, Barnden, John and Andrew Gargett (eds.), pp. 389–418 | Chapter
In this chapter we focus on the ways in which people who have experienced pregnancy loss use metaphor to describe the experience, with a particular focus on time-related metaphor. The data come from an ESRC-funded study that investigates the ways in which people who have experienced bereavement… read more
Littlemore, Jeannette, Satomi Arizono and Alice May 2018 The interpretation of metonymy by Japanese learners of EnglishApplying Cognitive Linguistics: Figurative language in use, constructions and typology, Piquer-Píriz, Ana M. and Rafael Alejo-González (eds.), pp. 51–71 | Article
Figurative language can present both difficulties and opportunities in crosslinguistic and cross-cultural communication. Previous studies have focused on difficulties in metaphor comprehension faced by speakers of different languages, but metonymy comprehension is a relatively under-researched area. read more
Littlemore, Jeannette, Satomi Arizono and Alice May 2016 The interpretation of metonymy by Japanese learners of EnglishApplying Cognitive Linguistics: Figurative language in use, constructions and typology, Piquer-Píriz, Ana M. and Rafael Alejo-González (eds.), pp. 51–72 | Article
Figurative language can present both difficulties and opportunities in cross-linguistic and cross-cultural communication. Previous studies have focused on difficulties in metaphor comprehension by speakers of different languages, but metonymy comprehension is a relatively under-researched area. In… read more
Littlemore, Jeannette 2015 Metaphor in specialist discourse: Insights and implications for metaphor studies and beyondMetaphor in Specialist Discourse, Herrmann, J. Berenike and Tony Berber Sardinha (eds.), pp. 299–314 | Article
The present chapter attempts to draw together some of the main ideas that have been developed in the volume. It focuses on the ways in which metaphor use has been found to vary across the different types of specialist discourse, and relates this to: disciplines, intended audience, positioning on… read more
Although quite a lot is known about the way that non-native speakers of English may interpret and produce metaphors in their second language, we know little about metaphor use in face-to-face conversation between primary and secondary speakers of English. In this article we explore the use of… read more
Littlemore, Jeannette and Constanze Juchem-Grundmann 2010 Introduction to the interplay between cognitive linguistics and second language learning and teachingApplied Cognitive Linguistics in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Littlemore, Jeannette and Constanze Juchem-Grundmann (eds.), pp. 1–6 | Article
Littlemore, Jeannette 2008 10. The relationship between associative thinking, analogical reasoning, image formation and metaphoric extension strategiesConfronting Metaphor in Use: An applied linguistic approach, Zanotto, Mara Sophia, Lynne Cameron and Marilda C. Cavalcanti (eds.), pp. 199–222 | Article