Metaphor: A Practical Introduction (repost)


Zoltán Kövecses, "Metaphor: A Practical Introduction, 2nd Edition"
ISBN: 0195374940 | 2010 | EPUB | 400 pages | 2 MB

This clear and lucid primer fills an important need by providing a comprehensive account of the many new developments in the study of metaphor over the last twenty years and their impact on our understanding of language, culture, and the mind. Beginning with Lakoff and Johnson's seminal work in Metaphors We Live By, Kövecses outlines the development of "the cognitive linguistic theory of metaphor" by explaining key ideas on metaphor. He also explores primary metaphor, metaphor systems, the "invariance principle," mental-imagery experiments, the many-space blending theory, and the role of image schemas in metaphorical thought. He examines the applicability of these ideas to numerous related fields.

Combining up-to-date scholarship with clear and accessible language and helpful exercises, Metaphor: A Practical Introduction is an invaluable resource for all readers interested in metaphor. This second edition includes two new chapters–on 'metaphors in discourse' and 'metaphor and emotion' –along with new exercises, responses to criticism and recent developments in the field, and revised student exercises, tables, and figures.