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Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis - Jonathan Charteris-Black

Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis

Hardcover Published: 17th February 2004
ISBN: 9781403932921
Number Of Pages: 278

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In a stimulating and novel approach, this book explains why metaphors are persuasive, suggesting that they are ideologically effective because they are cognitively plausible and evoke an emotional response. 'Critical Metaphor Analysis' is then developed in a series of corpus-based studies in which analysis of collocations provides insight into the cognitive motivation and expressive connotation of metaphor. By unifying traditional and cognitive semantic with pragmatic approaches, the reader becomes aware of the importance of metaphor in persuasive language.

'...this book is a valuable contribution to CDA [critical discourse analysis] but also demonstrates how Cognitive Linguistics can inform interdsciplinary studies of discourse in social and political domains. The analyses themselves are a valuable resource for anyone interested in the relation bestween language and political, religious and economic constructions of society.' - Christopher Hart, Cognitive Linguistics

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Style Conventions
Introduction
Metaphor Background and Theory
Metaphor and Thought
Critical Approaches to Metaphor
Metaphor in Political Discourse
The Metaphors of New Labour
Metaphor in British Party
Political Manifestos Metaphor in American Presidential Speeches
Metaphor in Press Reporting
Metaphor in Sports Reporting
Metaphor in Financial Reporting
Metaphor in Religious Discourse
Metaphor in the Bible
Metaphor in the Old Testament
Metaphor in the Koran
A Discourse Theory of Metaphor
Critical Metaphor Analysis
References
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781403932921
ISBN-10: 1403932921
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 17th February 2004
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1