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Title: Metaphor and Writing
Subtitle: Figurative Thought in the Discourse of Written Communication
Written By: Philip Eubanks
Description:

This volume explains how metaphors, metonymies, and other figures of
thought interact cognitively and rhetorically to tell us what writing is
and what it should do. Drawing on interviews with writing professionals and
published commentary about writing, it argues that our everyday metaphors
and metonymies for writing are part of a figurative rhetoric of writing – a
pattern of discourse and thought that includes ways we categorize writers
and writing; stories we tell about people who write; conceptual metaphors
and metonymies used both to describe and to guide writing; and familiar,
yet surprisingly adaptable, conceptual
blends used routinely for imagining writing situations. The book will give
scholars a fresh understanding of concepts such as ‘voice', ‘self',
‘clarity', ‘power', and the most basic figure of all: ‘the writer'.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Ling & Literature
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0521191025
ISBN-13: 9780521191029
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00
U.S. $ 90.00