New PDF release: Creating worldviews : metaphor, ideology and language

By James Underhill

ISBN-10: 074864315X

ISBN-13: 9780748643158

ISBN-10: 0748647007

ISBN-13: 9780748647002

Encouraging readers to mirror upon language and the position metaphor performs in patterning rules and notion, this booklet first bargains a severe advent to metaphor concept because it has emerged over the last thirty years within the States. James W. Underhill then widens the scope of metaphor thought by way of investigating not just the worldview our language deals us, but in addition the worldviews which we adapt in our personal ideological and private interpretations of the world.This booklet explores new avenues in metaphor concept within the paintings of latest French, German and Czech students. specific case reports marry metaphor conception with discourse research which will examine the methods the Czech language was once reshaped through communist discourse, and how fascism emerged within the German language. The 3rd case learn turns metaphor conception on its head: rather than trying to find metaphors in language, it describes the way in which language structures (French & English) are understood by way of metaphorically-framed techniques evolving over t

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Encouraging readers to mirror upon language and the position metaphor performs in patterning principles and suggestion, this e-book first deals a severe advent to metaphor concept because it has emerged during the last thirty years within the States. James W. Underhill then widens the scope of metaphor thought via investigating not just the worldview our language bargains us, but in addition the worldviews which we adapt in our personal ideological and private interpretations of the realm.

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In this form of metaphor, the poet delves into his contemplation, refining the term of comparison while the term compared is left unaltered. Morier quotes an example from the French poet, Saint-John Perse, in which ‘turbulent sands’ are compared to the ‘sides of centuries’ (pans des siècles). Instead of the centuries shedding light upon the sands, the metaphor returns like a boomerang to shed light upon centuries, allowing Perse to parody the history of civilisations and their fragility. Such metaphors are not simply curiosities which crop up from time to time: this process of representation is, in fact, widespread.

One participant suggested starting a ‘price war’. Another suggested ‘joining forces’ with another European company in order to meet the opposition. A third suggested relocating the headquarters ‘to confront the Taiwanese in their territory’ (238). Up to this point Boers and Eubanks reach similar conclusions concerning the influence of conceptual metaphor. One of the most interesting conclusions which Eubanks’s study led him to, however, was that most people did not claim to believe that trade is war, or should be.

This is an important stance to take, because lexicography (the study of words) tends to encourage us to examine language as a system of signs, and, as a result, linguistic approaches to metaphor often forget to take context into account. In the traditional framework, metaphor becomes a sign which is replaced or displaced by another sign. The literal meaning is cancelled out or transformed by the metaphorical meaning. Countering this, Ricœur stressed that words are by nature endowed with multiple significations and they take on their meanings only within the context of individual expression.

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