Politics, Gender and Conceptual Metaphors

  • Kathleen Ahrens

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Analysing Conceptual Metaphors in Political Language

  3. Gender and Conceptual Metaphors in Political Speeches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Veronika Koller, Elena Semino
      Pages 9-35
    3. Elena Semino, Veronika Koller
      Pages 36-61
    4. Kathleen Ahrens, Sophia Yat Mei Lee
      Pages 62-82
    5. Encarnación Hidalgo Tenorio
      Pages 112-136
  4. Gender and Conceptual Metaphors in Political Debates

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 139-165
  5. Women in Gendered Conceptual Metaphors

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 270-275

About this book


Distinguished researchers from around the world examine the interplay between gender and metaphor in political language in Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, and Singapore. They draw on a wide variety of corpus data to determine to what extent metaphors used by women in political power differ with, or remain the same as that of men. They also examine what effect metaphor use has on women's power in the political arena. Now in paperback, this wide-ranging collection of language-based studies will interest students and researchers in discourse analysis, political communication, gender studies, journalism, and media studies.


Gender Gender & Politics Conceptual Metaphors Corpus Linguistics Language and Linguistics General Linguistics Sociolinguistics Literature and Language Linguistics gender parliament Spanish women

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen Ahrens
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Hong Kong Baptist UniversityHong Kong
  2. 2.National Taiwan UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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