Metaphor by Emilio Rivano Fischer
Art and Nature of Language and Thought

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Years of use of this text have proven it to be both an excellent self instructing method and an effective teaching aid. The book is written for the wide audience. It goes step by step through the essential topics surrounding metaphor. It uses a plain style; yet, it manages to present and clarify the most profound and controversial aspects of this classical topic. Its underlying dialogical form engages the reader from the start. Its attention to the practical sides of mastering metaphor makes it a key to all sorts of linguistic applications. Anyone working with language will profit from this reading. It is a superb introduction to metaphor and a useful tool for the design and production of verbal communication.

About Emilio Rivano Fischer

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Professor Rivano Fischer (Associate Professor, 1994, Full Professor, 2002) holds a Ph.D. in General Linguistics from Lund University. He has a vast professional experience as an instructor, lecturer and researcher at Lund University, Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, founder and Director of the Ph.D. Program in Concepcion University, and Director of the University of California Language and Culture Program in Chile for many years. He has taught and lectured in many universities, most recently at the University of Stanford Chile Program. He has published fifteen books in the subjects of Native American languages, Spanish grammar, syntax, semantics, morphology, logic, rhetoric, philosophy of language, and lexicology. He has published extensively on metaphor and figurative language. He has published three dictionaries of Chilean Spanish. His latest works have been in the fields of lexicography, style, and second language learning.
Published March 23, 2011 by Authorhouse. 84 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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