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When tracing the epistemological but also thematic development of metaphor studies in Egyptology, what can be seen is a change from a typological perspective, which sought to categorize both motifs and metaphor types, to a more cognitive perspective, which was more interested in the processes behind the linguistic phenomena. In the last few years there has also been increased interest in the development of metaphors in pan-textual as well as multimodal perspective and in the usage and extent of metaphors in all range of phenomena, such as textual, graphemic, and even pictorial media.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology
EditorsJulie Stauder-Porchet, Andréas Stauder, Willeke Wendrich
Place of PublicationLos Angeles
PublisherUniversity of California at Los Angeles
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

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