Drawing Attention to Metaphor

Case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities

| Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
| Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
ISBN 9789027205018 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027261496 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The communicative act of drawing attention to metaphor is a relatively recent topic in metaphor studies and one that has remained contentious from a cognitive perspective. This book brings philologists of ancient languages together with metaphor experts from several modalities to interrogate whether ancient and modern texts and languages draw attention to figurative tropes in similar ways. In this way, the diachronic, multimodal and pluridisciplinary contributions to this volume critically review the theoretical frameworks underpinning metaphor marking and metaphor analysis from a completely new empirical basis.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 5]  2020.  v, 265 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Drawing attention to metaphor: An introduction to the debate
Camilla Di Biase-Dyson and Markus Egg
The role of co-text in the analysis of potentially deliberate metaphor
W. Gudrun Reijnierse, Christian Burgers, Tina Krennmayr and Gerard J. Steen
A typological framework of attention-drawing strategies for Ancient Egyptian metaphorical language
Camilla Di Biase-Dyson
A multimodal perspective on MCA: Cues of (possible) metacommunicative awareness
Alan Cienki
Deliberate use of metaphor and metonymy as mnemonic devices for identification in a non-linguistic modality: The case of Deir el-Medina (Egypt)
Kyra van der Moezel
Early Greek medical metaphors and the question of deliberateness
Chiara Ferella
“Entering the house of Hades”: The formulaic language for metaphors of death and the question of deliberateness in Early Greek poetry
Fabian Horn
In search of deliberateness in Maya glyphic texts
Agnieszka Hamann
Is all poetic metaphor deliberate?: Exploring the relationship between verbal creativity and deliberateness
Anna Piata
To those walking in the footsteps of the faith: Deliberate metaphor in the Pauline epistles
Markus Egg
“Overall, this volume is a very solid and highly structured text, edited and presented in a clear and systematic manner. Given its innovative and rich content, the book will serve as an excellent reference for scholars and researchers in metaphor studies who seek to keep themselves up to date on the latest developments in the field.”
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019056165 | Marc record