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The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought


  • 7 tables
  • Page extent: 566 pages
  • Size: 253 x 177 mm
  • Weight: 1.19 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521841061)

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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.


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.


"...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


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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