Mixing Metaphor

Mixing Metaphor

This volume brings together a distinguished group of linguists, psychologists and computer scientists, who tackle the issue of how and why mixed metaphors arise and what communicative purposes they may serve.

Author: Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027267504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Mixing metaphors in speech, writing, and even gesture, is traditionally viewed as a sign of inconsistency in thought and language. Despite the prominence of mixed metaphors, there have been surprisingly few attempts to comprehensively explain why people mix their metaphors so frequently and in the particular ways they do. This volume brings together a distinguished group of linguists, psychologists and computer scientists, who tackle the issue of how and why mixed metaphors arise and what communicative purposes they may serve. These scholars, almost unanimously, argue that mixing metaphors is a natural consequence of common metaphorical thought processes, highlighting important complexities of the metaphorical mind. Mixing Metaphor, for the first time, offers new, critical empirical and theoretical insights on a topic that has long been ignored within interdisciplinary metaphor studies.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mixed Metaphors

Mixed Metaphors

5 Elena Semino, 'A Corpus-Based Study of “Mixed Metaphor” as a Metalinguistic Comment', in Mixing Metaphor, ed. Raymond W. Jr. Gibbs (Amsterdam and Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 2016), 203–222. 6 George Lakoff and Mark Johnson, ...

Author: Karen Sullivan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350066069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Critics shudder at mixed metaphors like 'that wet blanket is a loose cannon', but admire 'Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player', and all the metaphors packed into Macbeth's 'Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow' speech. How is it that metaphors are sometimes mixed so badly and other times put together so well? In Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse, Karen Sullivan employs findings from linguistics and cognitive science to explore how metaphors are combined and why they sometimes mix. Once we understand the ways that metaphoric ideas are put together, we can appreciate why metaphor combinations have such a wide range of effects. Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse includes analyses of over a hundred metaphors from politicians, sportspeople, writers and other public figures, and identifies the characteristics that make these metaphors annoying, amusing or astounding.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mixed Metaphors

Mixed Metaphors

In Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse, Karen Sullivan employs findings from linguistics and cognitive science to explore how metaphors are combined and why they sometimes mix.

Author: Karen Sullivan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350066052

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Critics shudder at mixed metaphors like 'that wet blanket is a loose cannon', but admire 'Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player', and all the metaphors packed into Macbeth's 'Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow' speech. How is it that metaphors are sometimes mixed so badly and other times put together so well? In Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse, Karen Sullivan employs findings from linguistics and cognitive science to explore how metaphors are combined and why they sometimes mix. Once we understand the ways that metaphoric ideas are put together, we can appreciate why metaphor combinations have such a wide range of effects. Mixed Metaphors: Their Use and Abuse includes analyses of over a hundred metaphors from politicians, sportspeople, writers and other public figures, and identifies the characteristics that make these metaphors annoying, amusing or astounding.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Metaphor in Language and Culture across World Englishes

Metaphor in Language and Culture across World Englishes

Research on metaphor in World Englishes also offers insights into facets of metaphorical language not widely studied, such as mixed metaphors, as well as some of the benefits of embracing mixed methods when conducting empirical research ...

Author: Marcus Callies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350157552

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This book advances and broadens the scope of research on conceptual metaphor at the nexus of language and culture by exploring metaphor and figurative language as a characteristic of the many Englishes that have developed in a wide range of geographic, socio-historical and cultural settings around the world. In line with the interdisciplinary breadth of this endeavour, the contributions are grounded in Cognitive (Socio)Linguistics, Conceptual Metaphor Theory, and Cultural Linguistics. Drawing on different research methodologies, including corpus linguistics, elicitation techniques, and interviews, chapters analyse a variety of naturalistic data and text types, such as online language, narratives, political speeches and literary works. Examining both the cultural conceptualisations underlying the use of figurative language and the linguistic-cultural specificity of metaphor and its variation, the studies are presented in contexts of both language contact and second language usage. Adding to the debate on the interplay of universal and culture-specific grounding of conceptual metaphor, Metaphor in Language and Culture across World Englishes advances research in a previously neglected sphere of study in the field of World Englishes.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Metaphors of Coronavirus

Metaphors of Coronavirus

In my own view it is one metaphor. 24. An excellent overview of mixed metaphor is given in Gibbs, R. W. (ed.) (2016) Mixing Metaphor. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 25. Charteris-Black, J. (2012). Shattering the bell jar: metaphor, ...

Author: Jonathan Charteris-Black

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030851064

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Mixing Metaphors

Mixing Metaphors

While most treatments of biblical metaphor examine individual metaphors in isolation, Sarah J. Dille presents a model for interpretation based on their interaction with one another.

Author: Sarah J. Dille

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826469694

Category: Religion

Page: 216

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While most treatments of biblical metaphor examine individual metaphors in isolation, Sarah J. Dille presents a model for interpretation based on their interaction with one another. Using Lakoff and Johnson's category of "metaphoric coherence", she argues that when nonconsistent or contradictory metaphors appear together in a literary unit, the areas of overlap (coherence) are highlighted in each. Using the images of father and mother in Deutero-Isaiah as a starting point, she explores how these images interact with others: for example, the divine warrior, the redeeming kinsman, the artisan of clay, or the husband. The juxtaposition of diverse metaphors (common in Hebrew prophetic literature) highlights common "entailments", enabling the reader to see aspects of the image which would be overlooked or invisible if read in isolation. Dille argues that any metaphor for God can only be understood if it is read or heard in interaction with others within a particular cultural context.
Categories: Religion

Metaphor Wars

Metaphor Wars

Tackling mixed metaphor in discourse: Corpus and psychological studies. In R. Gibbs (Ed.), Mixing metaphor (pp. 57–74). Amsterdam: Benjamins. Louwerse, M. (2008). Embodied relations are encoded in language. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review ...

Author: Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108107624

Category: Psychology

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The study of metaphor is now firmly established as a central topic within cognitive science and the humanities. We marvel at the creative dexterity of gifted speakers and writers for their special talents in both thinking about certain ideas in new ways, and communicating these thoughts in vivid, poetic forms. Yet metaphors may not only be special communicative devices, but a fundamental part of everyday cognition in the form of 'conceptual metaphors'. An enormous body of empirical evidence from cognitive linguistics and related disciplines has emerged detailing how conceptual metaphors underlie significant aspects of language, thought, cultural and expressive action. Despite its influence and popularity, there have been major criticisms of conceptual metaphor. This book offers an evaluation of the arguments and empirical evidence for and against conceptual metaphors, much of which scholars on both sides of the wars fail to properly acknowledge.
Categories: Psychology

Figurative Language Intersubjectivity and Usage

Figurative Language     Intersubjectivity and Usage

Grady, J., Oakley, T., & Coulson, S. (1999). Blending and metaphor. In R. Gibbs, & G. Steen (Eds.), Metaphor in Cognitive Linguistics: Selected papers from the Fifth International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (pp. 101–124).

Author: Augusto Soares da Silva

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260031

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 442

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Intersubjectivity and usage play central roles in figurative language and are pivotal notions for a cognitively realistic research on figures of thought, speech, and communication. This volume brings together thirteen studies that explore the relationship between figurativity, intersubjectivity and usage from the Cognitive Linguistics perspective. The studies explore the impact of figurativity on areas of lexicon and grammar, on real discourse, and across different semiotic systems. Some studies focus on the psychological processes of the comprehension of figurativity; other studies address the ways in which figures of thought and language are socially shared and the variation of figures through time and space. Moreover, some contributions are established on advanced corpus-based techniques and experimental methods. There are studies about metaphor, metonymy, irony and puns; about related processes, such as humor, empathy and ambiguation; and about the interaction between figures. Overall, this volume offers the advantages and the opportunities of an interactional and usage-based perspective of figurativity, embracing both the psychological and the intersubjective reality of figurative thought and language and empirically emphasizing the multidimensional character of figurativity, its central function in thought, and its impact on everyday communication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Understanding Mixed Metaphor and Conceptual Metaphor Theory

Understanding Mixed Metaphor and Conceptual Metaphor Theory

English contributes certain conventions of grammar and semantics that may have some impact on a cognitive system of metaphors which uses a processor of affect , which is language specific , e.g. , English mixed metaphors .

Author: Julia Elisabeth Lonergan

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ISBN: UCAL:X81656

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Page: 190

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Text Context Concepts

Text  Context  Concepts

On the mixing of conceptual metaphors Christa Baldauf 1 Introduction Don't mix your metaphors – from our earliest days ... Our deeply entrenched dread of mixing metaphors stems from the traditional view of metaphor as the most prominent ...

Author: Cornelia Zelinsky-Wibbelt

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110175533

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 371

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The main concern of this book is to look at the communication of conceptual structures. It investigates how speakers rely on the same cognitive dispositions in three different areas of transfer. These areas look at, metonymies and metaphors, intercultural communication and expert-lay communication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mixed Mode Modelling Mixing Methodologies For Organisational Intervention

Mixed Mode Modelling  Mixing Methodologies For Organisational Intervention

Frames , Framing and Metaphors " Thinking depends upon metaphors . " Howard [ 43 ] The next section will provide a brief selective review of literatures on framing and metaphors , drawing particularly on the work of others in the field ...

Author: M.G. Nicholls

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792371518

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

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The 1980s and 1990s have seen a growing interest in research and practice in the use of methodologies within problem contexts characterised by a primary focus on technology, human issues, or power. During the last five to ten years, this has given rise to challenges regarding the ability of a single methodology to address all such contexts, and the consequent development of approaches which aim to mix methodologies within a single problem situation. This has been particularly so where the situation has called for a mix of technological (the so-called 'hard') and human centred (so-called 'soft') methods. The approach developed has been termed mixed-mode modelling. The area of mixed-mode modelling is relatively new, with the phrase being coined approximately four years ago by Brian Lehaney in a keynote paper published at the 1996 Annual Conference of the UK Operational Research Society. Mixed-mode modelling, as suggested above, is a new way of considering problem situations faced by organisations. Traditional technological approaches used in management science have suffered criticisms relating to their adequacy in the past few decades, and these hard approaches have been replaced by soft methods, which consider process more relevant than outcome. However, the sole use of human centred approaches to organisational problems has also proved to be inadequate. Mixed-mode modelling accepts the importance of both process and outcome, and provides enabling mechanisms for hard and soft investigation to be undertaken.
Categories: Business & Economics

Mixed Metaphors

Mixed Metaphors

Death is often presented as a lover, and metaphors of flowers, marriage and death are mixed as in the words of Paris in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as he scatters flowers on the tomb of his seemingly dead bride Juliet: 'Sweet flower, ...

Author: Stefanie A. Knöll

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443879224

Category: Dance of death

Page: 450

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This groundbreaking collection of essays by a host of international authorities addresses the many aspects of the Danse Macabre, a subject that has been too often overlooked in Anglo-American scholarship. The Danse was once a major motif that occurred in many different media and spread across Europe in the course of the fifteenth century, from France to England, Germany, Scandinavia, Poland, Spain, Italy and Istria. Yet the Danse is hard to define because it mixes metaphors, such as dance, di ...
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Mixing Metaphors

Mixing Metaphors

Rather than simply referring to the interweaving of metaphors as a ' mixed metaphor ' , Lakoff and Johnson enable us to see how multiple metaphors interact . The areas of overlap or coherence serve to highlight specific aspects of the ...

Author: Sarah J. Dille

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UOM:39015061146745

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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While most treatments of biblical metaphor examine individual metaphors in isolation, Sarah J. Dille presents a model for interpretation based on their interaction with one another. Using Lakoff and Johnson's category of "metaphoric coherence", she argues that when nonconsistent or contradictory metaphors appear together in a literary unit, the areas of overlap (coherence) are highlighted in each. Using the images of father and mother in Deutero-Isaiah as a starting point, she explores how these images interact with others: for example, the divine warrior, the redeeming kinsman, the artisan of clay, or the husband. The juxtaposition of diverse metaphors (common in Hebrew prophetic literature) highlights common "entailments", enabling the reader to see aspects of the image which would be overlooked or invisible if read in isolation. Dille argues that any metaphor for God can only be understood if it is read or heard in interaction with others within a particular cultural context.
Categories: Religion

Common property Arrangements and Scarce Resources

Common property Arrangements and Scarce Resources

32 Reading Locke this way mitigates against infelicitous aspects of the mixing metaphor he relies on when ... Labor should not be thought of as some pseudosubstance that is mixed with acorns , rabbits , and the like when we touch them ...

Author: Edward Barbanell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275971732

Category: Nature

Page: 178

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Different kinds of resources require different property regimes. This is the central thesis of Barbanell's indepth analysis of the factual and philosophical issues surrounding water resources and water use in the American West. He argues that a regime of common ownership is a conceptually sound and politically viable alternative for this critically scarce resource.
Categories: Nature

The Art of Mixing Metaphors

The Art of Mixing Metaphors

Bruegel has literalized this folk metaphor byi depicting an actual eye in the sail . ... to jump into the sea with his pants down would obviously drown regardless of his alleged predestined connection FFC 230 27 The Art of Mixing Metaphors.

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000005937961

Category: Art and society

Page: 71

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Categories: Art and society

Manhood and Morality

Manhood and Morality

Azande 91, 101–2, 104 bachelors, attitudes to 80–3 Bauman, R. 124–5 Beattie, John 24, 169n24 beer (millet) 16–17, 21–9 passim, 56–8, 65, 68–9, 139–40, 169; see also metaphor of mixing Bégoin—Guinard, Florence 66, Beidelman, Tom O. 119, ...

Author: Suzette Heald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134665600

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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'An impressive and meticulously crafted African ethnography, which has theoretical and practical relevance for understanding masculinity and violence in general'- David Parkin, Professor of Anthropology, Cambridge University Manhood and Morality explores issues of male identity among the Gisu of Uganda and the moral dilemma faced by men who define themselves by their capacity for violence. Drawing extensively on twenty years of fieldwork and on psychological theory the book covers: circumcision Oedipal feelings witchcraft deviance joking sexuality and ethnicity. This ethnographic study challenges our preconceptions of manhood, especially African virility, inviting a wider re-evaluation of masculinity.
Categories: Social Science

Belgravia

Belgravia

METAPHOR is perhaps at once the most seductive and the most misleading form of speech . To the average orator it has the same ... The negro , and above all the negro preacher , wallows in metaphor , invariably more or less mixed .

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Our Language

Our Language

Hence the reñiarkably mixed a campain in this field at wonse , and invites character of her posterity . ... is rather a muddling of expression bonneeted with or interested in educational than a mixing of metaphor . work : Ireland has so ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433069254039

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Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors Parodies Poems Palindromes Personal Memoirs

Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors   Parodies  Poems  Palindromes  Personal Memoirs

Len's Michigan Photos Dodging Len – The Pesky Paparazzi. The Pentwater Puffbird Whatever this bird is, it's decidedly not a Pentwater Puffbird. 45 BREEZY WITH A CHANCE OF MIXED METAPHORS Len's Michigan Photos.

Author: Marvin Francis Fouty

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 9781506900964

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

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Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors is a collection of parodies, poems, palindromes and memoirs of people I've encountered through the years. All of the poems in the book are written by me with the minor exception of a few poems that I love which are duly attributed. Readers have said: “It was a delight through and through. I KNEW that I would enjoy it and you didn't let me down. Inspiring and delightful.” “The lyrical fun of witty poetry and sports parodies and stories are a joy to read. In this book I met some of the friends Marvin travelled with through the years. He handles their memories so well.” “The book is different in many ways from the hundreds I've read before. Marvin chose a style of presentation that fits him well, and entertained me a lot!” “You have a rich heritage and can be so proud of your relatives. It brought back so many memories I have of my family! You are one of the best teller of stories I have ever had the pleasure to read.“ “The various poems are beautiful, charming, witty, and sometimes, ahem...a bit bawdy!” “Delightful. You have a talent to communicate feelings in our hearts and paint images in our brains. Just thanks!”
Categories: Poetry

English Composition Rhetoric

English Composition   Rhetoric

MIXED METAPHORS . 165 In some instances words are employed as metaphors in meanings completely at variance with their original use , thereby causing conflict and loss of power . The words * Alloy , Amalgam , ' ' Fusion , are notable ...

Author: Alexander Bain

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044102770849

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