Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking : A Dynamic View
By: Müller, Cornelia.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (293 p.).ISBN: 9780226548265.Subject(s): Art and literature | Metaphor -- Congresses | Performing arts in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking : A Dynamic ViewDDC classification: 808 LOC classification: PN228PN228.M4M87 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Typographical Conventions for Transcripts; Introduction; 1. Metaphors and Cognitive Activity: A Dynamic View; 2. Metaphors in Thought and Language: Fundamental Issues; 3. Realms of Metaphors: Activation in Language Use; 4. The Core of Metaphors: The Establishment of a Triadic Structure; 5. Mixed Metaphors: Selective Activation of Meaning; 6. Sleeping and Waking Metaphors: Degrees of Metaphoricity; 7. The Refutation of the Dead versus Alive Distinction: A New Approach and Some of Its Implications; Lieb's Sources; Appendix; Notes; References
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Traditional thinking on metaphors has divided them into two camps: dead and alive. Conventional expressions from everyday language are classified as dead, while much rarer novel or poetic metaphors are alive. In the 1980s, new theories on the cognitive processes involved with the use of metaphor challenged these assumptions, but with little empirical support. Drawing on the latest research in linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, and psychology, Cornelia Müller here unveils a new approach that refutes the rigid dead/alive dichotomy, offering in its place a more dynamic model: sleeping and waking. To build this model, Müller presents an overview of notions of metaphor from the classical period to the present; studies in detail how metaphors function in speech, text, gesture, and images; and examines the way mixed metaphors sometimes make sense and sometimes do not. This analysis leads her to conclude that metaphors may oscillate between various degrees of sleeping and waking as their status changes depending on context and intention. Bridging the gap between conceptual metaphor theory and more traditional linguistic theories, this book is a major advance for the field and will be vital to novices and initiates alike.
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