Variations on Metaphor
Metaphor is a fascinating and, at the same time, complex phenomenon. It can be approached from a multitude of perspectives, and the linguistic realizations of metaphors vary not only across languages, but also across text genres, cultures, and time. This book reflects such complexity and variability by gathering a collection of studies that adopt different theoretical views and explore the actual uses of metaphors in different text types (literary, folkloric, journalistic, and scientific) and languages (Hungarian, Chinese, French, English, Italian, Latin, and Ancient Greek).
By providing the reader with a view of metaphor and current metaphor research which is both diversified and coherent, this volume will provide insights for cognitive linguists, scholars involved in metaphor studies, and more generally readers interested in linguistic variation.
Ilaria Rizzato is Associate Professor of English Language and Translation at the University of Genoa, Italy, and a member of the scientific committee of the Inter-University Centre for Metaphor Research (CIRM) based at the same university. Her research interests include metaphor studies, translation studies and stylistics, with a special focus on the translation of figurative language, the expression of point of view in text, and the applications of pragmatics and stylistics to English to Italian translation.
Francesca Strik Lievers is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Genoa, Italy. Her main research interests are lexical semantics and figurative language, and she has worked on the linguistic encoding of perceptual experience. She has also conducted extensive research on synaesthetic metaphors.
Elisabetta Zurru is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Translation at the University of Genoa, Italy, where she is also a member of the Inter-University Centre for Metaphor Research (CIRM). Her main research interests are stylistics, pragmatics, media studies, and metaphor studies, which she has explored in a number of publications. She is currently researching ecostylistics and multimodal and visual metaphors.
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