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Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 1-3
  3. Metaphor Background and Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 7-24
    3. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 25-43
  4. Metaphor in Political Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 47-64
    3. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 65-86
    4. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 87-110
  5. Metaphor in Press Reporting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 113-134
    3. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 135-169
  6. Metaphor in Religious Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171 -171
    2. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 173-201
    3. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 202-217
    4. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 218-240
  7. A Discourse Theory of Metaphor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Jonathan Charteris-Black
      Pages 243-253
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 254-263

About this book


In a stimulating and novel approach, this book explains why metaphors are persuasive, suggesting that they are ideologically effective because they are cognitively plausible and evoke an emotional response. 'Critical Metaphor Analysis' is then developed in a series of corpus-based studies in which analysis of collocations provides insight into the cognitive motivation and expressive connotation of metaphor. By unifying traditional and cognitive semantic with pragmatic approaches, the reader becomes aware of the importance of metaphor in persuasive language.


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About the authors

JONATHAN CHARTERIS-BLACK is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Surrey. He has published extensively in the areas of figurative language, corpus linguistics, cognitive semantics and English for specific purposes.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysis
  • Authors Jonathan Charteris-Black
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-3292-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51630-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-230-00061-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 278
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociolinguistics
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'...this book is a valuable contribution to CDA [critical discourse analysis] but also demonstrates how Cognitive Linguistics can inform interdsciplinary studies of discourse in social and political domains. The analyses themselves are a valuable resource for anyone interested in the relation bestween language and political, religious and economic constructions of society.' - Christopher Hart, Cognitive Linguistics