Metaphor and the Historical Evolution of Conceptual Mapping

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

byRichard Trim

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This book investigates the historical evolution of figurative language within the framework of cognitive linguistics. It examines how and why metaphors evolve through the ages, and it discusses the role of culture, the patterns of metaphor evolution, and how many people use particular expressions.

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This book investigates the historical evolution of figurative language within the framework of cognitive linguistics. It examines how and why metaphors evolve through the ages, and it discusses the role of culture, the patterns of metaphor evolution, and how many people use particular expressions.

RICHARD TRIM is Senior Lecturer in English Historical Linguistics and Translation Studies at the University of Provence, France. He has published widely in these fields and has held lecturing posts in several European countries including Britain, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland. He is the author of Metaphor Networks: The Comparative...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.93 × 5.63 × 0.88 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230304826

ISBN - 13:9780230304826

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
PART I: CONCEPTUALISATION IN THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE
Conceptualisation Processes and Symbolism
The Thought/Language Interface
PART II: DIACHRONIC CONCEPTUAL SYSTEMS
Diachronic Universality
Diachronic Conceptual Variation
Diachronic Salience iIn Love Analogies
Semantic Fields and Colour
PART III: ANALOGY IN WAR RHETORIC
Long-Term Trends
Time-Specific Analogies in War: The Crusades
Cultural Change in Western War Analogies Since The Late Middle Ages
PART IV: TOWARDS AN EVOLUTIONARY MODEL OF ANALOGICAL LANGUAGE
Diachronic Mapping at the Conceptual/Linguistic Interface
Cultural History in the Evolution Of Analogy
References
Index