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Authors/Editors: Lakoff, George & Mark Johnson
Title: Metaphors we live by.
Year: 1980
Publisher: Chicago: The University of Chicago Press
Pages: xiii + 242
Publication type: Book — monograph
Language: English
Keyword(s): conceptualization ; linguistics ; metaphor ; objectivism vs. subjectivism ; philosophy
Annotation: L. and J. show that metaphors, which are abundantly present in everyday language, form coherent systems reflecting habits of conceptualization. The observed phenomena lead them to a criticism of objectivism and subjectivism in philosophy and linguistics, and to an experientialist alternative.

Reviews

  1. Lawler, John M. (1983) “Review of G. Lakoff, M. Johnson (1980: `Metaphors we live by').” Language 59:1. pp. 201-207.
  2. Gordon, W. Terrence (1982) “<Review of G. Lakoff, M. Johnson (1980: 'Metaphors we live by').>” The Canadian Journal of Linguistics/La Revue Canadienne de Linguistique 27:1. pp. 81-82.
  3. Nuessel, Frank H. Jr. (1982) “<Review of G. Lakoff, M. Johnson (1980: 'Metaphors we live by').>” Lingua 56:2. pp. 185-192.
  4. Smith, Michael K. (1982) “<Review of G. Lakoff, M. Johnson (1980: 'Metaphors we live by').>” American Speech 57:2. pp. 128-134.
  5. Violi, Patrizia (1982) “<Review of G. Lakoff, M. Johnson (1980: 'Metaphors we live by').>” Journal of Pragmatics 6. pp. 189-195.
  6. Koch, Susan (1981) “<Review of G. Lakoff, M. Johnson (1980: 'Metaphors we live by').>” The Quarterly Journal of Speech 67:4. pp. 446-447.