Drawing attention to metaphor

case studies across time periods, cultures and modalities

Camilla Di Biase-Dyson (Editor), Markus Egg (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology


The communicative act of drawing attention to metaphor is a relatively recent topic in metaphor studies and one that has remained contentious from a cognitive perspective. This book brings philologists of ancient languages together with metaphor experts from several modalities to interrogate whether ancient and modern texts and languages draw attention to figurative tropes in similar ways. In this way, the diachronic, multimodal and pluridisciplinary contributions to this volume critically review the theoretical frameworks underpinning metaphor marking and metaphor analysis from a completely new empirical basis.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAmsterdam ; Philadelphia
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Number of pages265
ISBN (Electronic)9789027261496
ISBN (Print)9789027205018
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameFigurative Thought and Language
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
ISSN (Print)2405-6944

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