Metaphor and Discourse

  • Andreas Musolff
  • Jörg Zinken

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. A Discourse-Centred Perspective on Metaphorical Meaning and Understanding

  3. Metaphor in Discourse: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives

  4. Metaphors in Contemporary Public Discourses: Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 97-115
    3. Brigitte Nerlich, Nelya Koteyko
      Pages 153-169
  5. Metaphor Evolution in Discourse History

  6. Commentary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Raymond W. Gibbs Jr., Julia E. Lonergan
      Pages 251-261
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-269

About this book


The contributors present a coherent collection of work on the functioning of metaphor in public discourse and related discourse areas from a broadly cognitive-linguistic background, providing a state-of-the-art overview of research on the discursive grounding of metaphor from a cognitive-linguistic perspective.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Musolff
    • 1
  • Jörg Zinken
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DurhamUK
  2. 2.University of PortsmouthUK

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