Cross-Cultural Differences in Conceptual Metaphor: Applied Linguistics Perspectives, Number 4 Frank Boers

ISBN: 9780805895766

Published: October 1st 2003

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Cross-Cultural Differences in Conceptual Metaphor: Applied Linguistics Perspectives, Number 4  by  Frank Boers

Cross-Cultural Differences in Conceptual Metaphor: Applied Linguistics Perspectives, Number 4 by Frank Boers
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In this special issue, four leading experts in the field look beyond cross-linguistic differences at the level of individual figurative idioms into more general cross-cultural variations in metaphor usage that may underlie them. Three types ofMoreIn this special issue, four leading experts in the field look beyond cross-linguistic differences at the level of individual figurative idioms into more general cross-cultural variations in metaphor usage that may underlie them. Three types of cross-cultural variation in metaphor usage are examined by the contributors: differences with regard to the particular source-target mappings that have become conventional in the given cultures- differences with regard to value-judgements associated with the source or target domains of shared mappings- and differences with regard to the degree of pervasiveness of metaphor as such, as compared with other (rhetorical) figures.

This special issue concludes that cross-cultural communication would benefit substantially from a heightened metaphor awareness on the part of educators and language learners.



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