Novedad bibliográficaInfoling 5.37 (2017)

Autor/a: Gibbs, Raymond W.
Título: Mixing Metaphor
Año de publicación: 2016
Lugar de edición: Amsterdam / Philadelphia
Editorial: John Benjamins

Mixing metaphors in speech, writing, and even gesture, is traditionally viewed as a sign of inconsistency in thought and language. Despite the prominence of mixed metaphors, there have been surprisingly few attempts to comprehensively explain why people mix their metaphors so frequently and in the particular ways they do. This volume brings together a distinguished group of linguists, psychologists and computer scientists, who tackle the issue of how and why mixed metaphors arise and what communicative purposes they may serve. These scholars, almost unanimously, argue that mixing metaphors is a natural consequence of common metaphorical thought processes, highlighting important complexities of the metaphorical mind. Mixing Metaphor, for the first time, offers new, critical empirical and theoretical insights on a topic that has long been ignored within interdisciplinary metaphor studies.

Temática: Lingüística cognitiva, Semántica



Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.

Part I. Is Mixed Metaphor a Problem?

Chapter 1. A view of “mixed metaphor” within a conceptual metaphor theory framework
Zoltán Kövecses

Chapter 2. Mixed metaphors from a discourse dynamics perspective: A non-issue?
Lynne Cameron

Chapter 3. Why mixed metaphors make sense
Cornelia Müller

Chapter 4. Tackling mixed metaphors in discourse: New corpus and psychological evidence
Julia E. Lonergan and Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.

Part II. Reasons for Mixing Metaphor

Chapter 5. Mixed metaphor: Its depth, its breadth, and a pretence-based approach
John A. Barnden

Chapter 6. Mixed metaphor is a question of deliberateness
Gerard J. Steen

Chapter 7. When languages and cultures meet: Mixed metaphors in the discourse of Spanish speakers of English
Fiona MacArthur

Chapter 8. The ‘dull roar’ and the ‘burning barbed wire pantyhose’: Complex metaphor in accounts of chronic pain
Jonathan Charteris-Black

Part III. Effects of Mixing Metaphor

Chapter 9. We drink with our eyes first: The web of sensory perceptions, aesthetic experiences and mixed imagery in wine reviews
Carita Paradis and Charlotte Hommerberg

Chapter 10. A corpus-based study of ‘mixed metaphor’ as a metalinguistic comment
Elena Semino

Chapter 11. Mixing in pictorial and multimodal metaphors?
Charles Forceville

Chapter 12. Extended metaphor in the web of discourse
Anita Naciscione


Colección: Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication, 6
Págs.: 269
ISBN-13: 9789027202109
Precio: 90,00 EUR      USD 135.00

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