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The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought

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George Lakoff, Mark Johnson, Gilles Fauconnier, Mark Turner, Sam Glucksberg, Dan Sperber, Deirdre Wilson, Dedre Gentner, Brian Bowdle, Walter Kintsch, Rachel Giora, Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr., Teenie Matlock, Seana Coulson, Lynne Cameron, Graham Low, Elena Semino, Gerard Steen, Ning Yu, Josef Stern, Alice Deignan, Yeshayahu Shen, John Barnden, Rafael Nunez, Steven L. Winter, Zoltán Kövecses, Linda M. McMullen, Antal F. Borbely, Cristina Cacciari, John M. Kennedy, Charles Forceville, Alan Cienki, Cornelia Mueller, Lawrence Zbikowski
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  • Date Published: September 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521600866

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  • The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought offers the most comprehensive collection of essays in multidisciplinary metaphor scholarship that has ever been published. These essays explore the significance of metaphor in language, thought, culture, and artistic expression. There are five main themes of the book: the roots of metaphor, metaphor understanding, metaphor in language and culture, metaphor in reasoning and feeling, and metaphor in nonverbal expression. Contributors come from a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, literature, education, music, and law.

    • Multidisciplinary studies of metaphor will draw in a wide readership from psychology to linguistics, philosophy, literature, education, anthropology and computer science
    • Cutting edge theory and empirical research based on contemporary ideas; authors have written chapters that situate their work in the broader context of interdisciplinary metaphor studies
    • The authors break the mould on traditional thinking and offer new propositions on the topic offering cutting edge theory and empirical research
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "...There are 28 chapters distributed across the five general sections of the book...worthy of highlighting for its excellence or other noteworthiness...all 28 chapters have valuable points for consideration and will be of interest to psychologists who are interested in the topic of communication..."
    --Thomas F. Cloonan, PsycCRITIQUES [August 5, 2009, Vol. 54, Release 31, Article 6]

    "[Gibbs] has edited a fine, wide-ranging collection of articles on metaphor and thought...Each writer remains true to his or her discipline and fills out the picture of what is known about the crucial role of metaphor in human thought and culture...Recommended..."
    --S. Satris, Clemson University, CHOICE

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    • Date Published: September 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521600866
    • length: 566 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.97kg
    • contains: 7 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Roots of Metaphor:
    1. The neural theory of metaphor George Lakoff
    2. Philosophy's debt to metaphor Mark Johnson
    3. Rethinking metaphor Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner
    4. How metaphor creates categories - quickly! Sam Glucksberg
    5. A deflationary theory of metaphors Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson
    Part II. Metaphor Understanding:
    6. Metaphor as structure-mapping Dedre Gentner and Brian Bowdle
    7. How the mind computes the meaning of metaphors: a simulation based on LSA Walter Kintsch
    8. Is metaphor unique? Rachel Giora
    9. Metaphor, imagination, and simulation: psycholinguistic evidence Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. and Teenie Matlock
    10. Metaphor comprehension and the brain Seana Coulson
    Part III. Metaphor in Language and Culture:
    11. Metaphor and talk Lynne Cameron
    12. Metaphor and education Graham Low
    13. Metaphor in literature Elena Semino and Gerard Steen
    14. Metaphor from body and culture Ning Yu
    15. Metaphor, semantics, and context Josef Stern
    16. Corpus linguistics and metaphor Alice Deignan
    17. Metaphor and poetic figures Yeshayahu Shen
    Part IV. Metaphor in Reasoning and Feeling:
    18. Metaphor and artificial intelligence: why they matter to each other John Barnden
    19. Conceptual metaphors, human cognition, and the nature of mathematics Rafael Nunez
    20. What is the 'color' of law? Steven L. Winter
    21. Metaphor and emotion Zoltán Kövecses
    22. Putting it in context: metaphor and psychotherapy Linda M. McMullen
    23. Metaphor and psychoanalysis Antal F. Borbely
    24. Crossing the senses in metaphorical language Cristina Cacciari
    Part V. Metaphor in Nonverbal Expression:
    25. Metaphor and art John M. Kennedy
    26. Metaphor in pictures and multimodal representations Charles Forceville
    27. Metaphor, gesture, and thought Alan Cienki and Cornelia Mueller
    28. Metaphor and music Lawrence Zbikowski.

  • Editor

    Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr., University of California, Santa Cruz
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    Contributors

    George Lakoff, Mark Johnson, Gilles Fauconnier, Mark Turner, Sam Glucksberg, Dan Sperber, Deirdre Wilson, Dedre Gentner, Brian Bowdle, Walter Kintsch, Rachel Giora, Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr., Teenie Matlock, Seana Coulson, Lynne Cameron, Graham Low, Elena Semino, Gerard Steen, Ning Yu, Josef Stern, Alice Deignan, Yeshayahu Shen, John Barnden, Rafael Nunez, Steven L. Winter, Zoltán Kövecses, Linda M. McMullen, Antal F. Borbely, Cristina Cacciari, John M. Kennedy, Charles Forceville, Alan Cienki, Cornelia Mueller, Lawrence Zbikowski

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