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Authors/Editors: Reddy, Michael J.
Title: “The conduit metaphor: A case of frame conflict in our language about language.”
Year: 1979
Pages: pp. 284-324
Publication type: Article in book
In: Andrew Ortony, Metaphor and thought.
Language: English
Keyword(s): conceptualization ; metaphor ; metapragmatic term
Subject — language(s): English
Annotation: R. argues that the ways in which English speakers conceptualize communication are reflected in and largely determined by the semantic structure of the English phrases available to talk about communication. According to R. the dominant conceptualization pattern emerging from English presents language as a 'conduit'. A lot of evidence is presented and some interesting implications are pointed out.