Politics, Gender And Conceptual Metaphors

Hardcover | December 15, 2009

EditorKathleen Ahrens

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International researchers examine the interplay between gender and metaphor in political language in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, and Singapore. Drawing on a variety of corpus data to determine to what extent conceptual metaphors used by women in political power differ with, or remain the same as that of men

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International researchers examine the interplay between gender and metaphor in political language in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, and Singapore. Drawing on a variety of corpus data to determine to what extent conceptual metaphors used by women in political power differ with, or remain the same as th...

KATHLEEN AHRENS is Professor and Head of the Language Centre at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong. Currently on leave from National Taiwan University, she has published extensively on issues relating to lexical semantics, language processing, conceptual metaphors, and discourse analysis. Her current research focuses on corpora-b...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.87 × 5.65 × 0.84 inPublished:December 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230203457

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List of Tables and Figures * Acknowledgements * Notes on the Contributors * Analyzing Conceptual Metaphors in Political Language--Kathleen Ahrens * PART I: GENDER AND CONCEPTUAL METAPHORS IN POLITICAL SPEECHES * Metaphor, Politics and Gender: A Case Study from Germany; V.Koller&--E.Semino * Metaphor, Politics, and Gender: A Case Study from Italy--E.Semino&--V.Koller * Gender versus Politics: When Conceptual Models Collide--K.Ahrens&--S.Lee * Non una donna in politica, ma una donna politica: Womens Political Language in an Italian Context--G.Philip * The Metaphorical Construction of Ireland--E.H.Tenorio * PART II: GENDER AND CONCEPTUAL METAPHORS IN POLITICAL DEBATES * Metaphor and Gender in British Parliamentary Debates--J.Charteris-Black * Sex Differences in the Usage of Spatial Metaphors: A Case Study of Political Language--A.Stefanowitsch&--J.Goschler *  Conceptual Metaphors of Family and Home in Political Debates in the USA--K.Adams * PART III: WOMEN IN GENDERED CONCEPTUAL METAPHORS * Women and the Body Politic: A Critical Multimodal Analysis of Metaphor in Advertising--M.Lazar * Power as a Conceptual Metaphor of Gender Inequality? Comparing Dutch and Spanish Politics--P.Meier&--E.Lombardo *
Gendered Metaphors of Women in Power: The Case of Hillary Clinton as Madonna, Unruly Woman, Bitch, and Witch--E.Lim * Index