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Metaphor and Thought

Metaphor and Thought

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ANDREW ORTONY, MAX BLACK, JERROLD M. SADDOCK, L. JONATHAN COHEN, DAVID E. RUMELHART, JOHN R. SEARLE, SAMUEL R. LEVIN, JERRY L. MORGAN, DONALD A. SCHON, MICHAEL J. REDDY, GEORGE LAKOFF, RAYMOND W. GIBBS JR., ROBERT J. STERNBERG, ROGER TOURANGEAU, GEORGIA NIGRO, ALLAN PAIVIO, MARY WALSH, BRUCE FRASER, GEORGE A. MILLER, SAM GLUCKSBERG, BOAZ KEYSAR, ELLEN WINNER, HOWARD GARDNER, DEDRE GENTNER, MICHAEL JEZIORSKI, RICHARD BOYD, THOMAS S. KUHN, ZENON W. PYLYSHYN, RICHARD E. MAYER, HUGH G. PETRIE, REBECCA S. OSHLAG, THOMAS F. GREEN, THOMAS G. STICHT
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  • Date Published: November 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521405614

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  • Metaphor and Thought reflects the surge of interest in and research into the nature and function of metaphor in language and thought. Philosophers, psychologists, linguists, and educators raise serious questions about the viability of the traditional distinction between the literal and the metaphorical, discussing problems ranging from the definition of metaphor to its role in language acquistion, learning, scientific thinking, and the creation of social policy. In the second edition, the contributors have updated their original essays to reflect changes in their fields. The volume also includes six new chapters that present important and influential new ideas about metaphor that have appeared in such fields as the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science, linguistics, cognitive and clinical psychology, education, and artificial intelligence. The book will serve as an excellent graduate-level textbook in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and artificial intelligence.

    • The second edition has been revised and expanded to reflect changes in the field
    • Includes six additional chapters presenting new and influential ideas about metaphor
    • Discusses problems ranging from the definition of metaphor to its role in language acquisition, learning, scientific thinking, and the creation of social policy
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    "There are books that deserve a special place for their being long-lasting and valuable contributions to the clarification of a field or a theoretical object. Metaphor and Thought has been one among them since it first appeared in 1979 and is still certainly so, now, in this enriched second edition." Cristina Cacciari, Contemporary Psychology

    "...an excellent investment for anyone who would like to sample a menu rich in papers on this crucial psychological process. For those still wavering in skepticism (who cannot believe metaphor is all that crucial), this book could well make the difference." Contemporary Psychology

    "Ortony and others involved in this project are to be congratulated...this volume is a persuasive demonstration that for the theories of language, communication, and cognition, an adequate account of metaphor is a necessity and no mere nicety." Canadian Journal of Philosophy

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521405614
    • length: 696 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.01kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to first edition
    Preface
    List of contributors
    1. Metaphor, language and thought ANDREW ORTONY
    Part I. Metaphor and Meaning:
    2. More about metaphor Max Black
    Figurative speech and linguistics Jerrold M. Saddock
    The semantics of metaphor L. Jonathan Cohen
    Some problems with the notion of literal meanings David E. Rumelhart
    Metaphor John R. Searle
    Language, concepts, and worlds: Three domains of metaphor Samuel R. Levin
    Observations on the pragmatics of metaphor Jerry L. Morgan
    Part II. Metaphor and Representation: Generative metaphor: A perspective on problem-setting in social policy Donald A. Schon
    The conduit metaphor: A case of frame conflict in our language about language Michael J. Reddy
    The contemporary theory of metaphor George Lakoff
    Process and products in making sense of tropes Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr
    Metaphor, induction, and social policy: The Convergence of macroscopic and microscopic views Robert J. Sternberg, Roger Tourangeau, and Georgia
    Part III. Metaphor and Understanding: Psychological processes in metaphor comprehension and memory Allan Paivio and Mary Walsh
    The interpretation of novel metaphors Bruce Fraser
    The role of similarity in similes and metaphors Andrew Ortony
    Images and models, Similes and Metaphors George A. Miller
    How Metaphors Work Sam Glucksberg and Boaz Keysar
    Metaphor and irony: two levels of understanding Ellen Winner and Howard Gardner
    Part IV. Metaphor and Science: The shift from metaphor to analogy in western science Dedre Gentner and Michael Jeziorski
    Metaphor and theory change: What is 'metaphor' a metaphor for? Richard Boyd
    Metaphor in science Thomas S. Kuhn
    Metaphorical imprecision and the 'top-down' research strategy Zenon W. Pylyshyn
    Part V. Metaphor and Education: The instructive metaphor: metaphoric aids to students' understanding of science Richard E. Mayer
    Metaphor and learning Hugh G. Petrie and Rebecca S. Oshlag
    Learning without metaphor Thomas F. Green
    Educational uses of metaphor Thomas G. Sticht
    References
    Index.

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    Andrew Ortony, Northwestern University, Illinois

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    ANDREW ORTONY, MAX BLACK, JERROLD M. SADDOCK, L. JONATHAN COHEN, DAVID E. RUMELHART, JOHN R. SEARLE, SAMUEL R. LEVIN, JERRY L. MORGAN, DONALD A. SCHON, MICHAEL J. REDDY, GEORGE LAKOFF, RAYMOND W. GIBBS JR., ROBERT J. STERNBERG, ROGER TOURANGEAU, GEORGIA NIGRO, ALLAN PAIVIO, MARY WALSH, BRUCE FRASER, GEORGE A. MILLER, SAM GLUCKSBERG, BOAZ KEYSAR, ELLEN WINNER, HOWARD GARDNER, DEDRE GENTNER, MICHAEL JEZIORSKI, RICHARD BOYD, THOMAS S. KUHN, ZENON W. PYLYSHYN, RICHARD E. MAYER, HUGH G. PETRIE, REBECCA S. OSHLAG, THOMAS F. GREEN, THOMAS G. STICHT

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