A Hybrid Theory of Metaphor: Relevance Theory and Cognitive Linguistics

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byMarkus Tendahl

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A provoking new approach to how we understand metaphors thoroughly comparing and contrasting the claims made by relevance theorists and cognitive linguists. The resulting hybrid theory shows the complementarity of many positions as well as the need and possibility of achieving a broader and more realistic theory of our understanding.

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A provoking new approach to how we understand metaphors thoroughly comparing and contrasting the claims made by relevance theorists and cognitive linguists. The resulting hybrid theory shows the complementarity of many positions as well as the need and possibility of achieving a broader and more realistic theory of our understanding.

MARKUS TENDAHL is Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies, University of Dortmund, Germany. He has published articles in the Journal of Pragmatics and Mind and Language.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.69 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230227937

ISBN - 13:9780230227934

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Table of Contents

Figures * Tables *  Typographical Conventions *  Acknowledgements *  Introduction * The Relevance-Theory Approach to Metaphor * Cognitive Linguistics and Metaphor * Relevance Theory versus Cognitive Linguistics * The Hybrid Theory of Metaphor * Conclusion and Future Challenges *
Notes *  References *  Index