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Finding Metaphor in Grammar and Usage: A methodological analysis of theory and research

 
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Cognitive linguists have proposed that metaphor is not just a matter of language but of thought, and that metaphorical thought displays a high degree of conventionalization. In order to produce converging evidence for this theory of metaphor, a wide range of data is currently being studied with a large array of methods and techniques. Finding Metaphor in Grammar and Usage aims to map the field of this development in theory and research from a methodological perspective. It raises the question when exactly evidence for metaphor in language and thought can be said to count as converging. It also goes into the various stages of producing such evidence (conceptualization, operationalization, data collection and analysis, and interpretation). The book offers systematic discussion of eight distinct areas of metaphor research that emerge as a result of approaching metaphor as part of grammar or usage, language or thought, and symbolic structure or cognitive process.

Table of contents

 

Preface
xiii
Ackowledgements
xv
Part I. Foundations
1
Chapter 1. Mapping the field
3–25
Chapter 2. The deductive approach
27–46
Chapter 3. Conceptualization: Theoretical definitions
47–71
Chapter 4. Operationalization: Operational definitions
73–102
Chapter 5. Application: Data collection and analysis
103–129
Part II. Finding metaphor in grammar
131
Chapter 6. Linguistic forms in grammar
133–169
Chapter 7. Conceptual structures in grammar (1): Domains
171–200
Chapter 8. Conceptual structures in grammar (2): Mappings
201–228
Chapter 9. Cognitive processes and products in grammar
229–263
Part III: Finding metaphor in usage
265
Chapter 10. Linguistic forms and conceptual structures in usage (1): Metaphorical language use
267–308
Chapter 11. Linguistic forms and conceptual structures in usage (2): Other forms of metaphor
309–343
Chapter 12. Cognitive processes and products in usage
345–378
Conclusion
379
Chapter 13. Evidence for metaphor in grammar and usage
381–403
References
405–425
Index
427–430




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Tags: theory, Usage, Grammar, Metaphor, thought