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Metaphor Networks: The Comparative Evolution of Figurative Language

Metaphor Networks: The Comparative Evolution of Figurative Language (Hardback)

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Metaphor Networks focuses on the historical evolution of metaphor and proposes new theories on language change based on substantial empirical data. It explores how the metaphors of today are very often linked to images existing in the past and traces metaphor paths back to the Middle Ages and Antiquity. The findings reveal that regular patters of evolution emerge and the aims of the book are to find out what lies behind these patterns.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsHistorical & comparative linguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSemantics Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 01/06/2007 ISBN-13: 9780230507517  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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.

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