LINGUIST List 16.324

Wed Feb 02 2005

Books: Discourse Analysis/Semantics: Musolff

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        1.    Palgrave Macmillan, Metaphor and Political Discourse: Musolff

Message 1: Metaphor and Political Discourse: Musolff

Date: 19-Jan-2005
From: Palgrave Macmillan <>
Subject: Metaphor and Political Discourse: Musolff

Title: Metaphor and Political Discourse
Subtitle: Analogical Reasoning in Debates about Europe
Published: 2004
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Author: Andreas Musolff, University of Durham

Hardback: ISBN: 1403933898 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 45


Andreas Musolff provides an analysis of the function of metaphor in
political discourse, based on material from an extensive corpus of British
and German press coverage of EU politics between 1989 and 2001. The
analysis of distributions of 'metaphor scenarios' in the two corpus samples
reveals differences in attitude and argumentative tendencies and leads to a
refinement of cognitive metaphor theory. The ethical dimension of metaphor
in politics is further explored with reference to Hobbes' Leviathan.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
                            German, Standard (GER)

Written In: English (ENG )

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