The Language of Metaphors by Andrew Goatly

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In this ambitious and wide-ranging textbook Andrew Goatly explores the language of metaphor. Combining insights from relevance theory and functional linguistics, he provides a powerful model for understanding how metaphors work in real communicative situations, how we use them to communicate meaning as well as how we process them. This book:
* examines the distinction between literal and metaphorical language
* surveys the means by which metaphors are realised in texts
* locates the interpretation of metaphor in its social context
* contains tasks and suggestions for further work
* uses examples from a wide variety of genres, including conversation, popular science, advertising, news reports, novels and poetry.
 

About Andrew Goatly

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Andrew Goatly is a professor in the Department of English at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
 
Published June 10, 1997 by Routledge. 376 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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