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Metaphors We Live by (Paperback, New edition)

George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

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People use metaphors every time they speak. Some of those metaphors are literary - devices for making thoughts more vivid or entertaining. But most are much more basic than that - they're "metaphors we live by", metaphors we use without even realizing we're using them. In this book, George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that these basic metaphors not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning. Bringing together the perspectives of linguistics and philosophy, Lakoff and Johnson offer an intriguing and surprising guide to some of the most common metaphors and what they can tell us about the human mind. And for this new edition, they supply an afterword both extending their arguments and offering a fascinating overview of the current state of thinking on the subject of the metaphor.


Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 1981
First published: April 2003
Authors: George Lakoff • Mark Johnson
Dimensions: 214 x 138 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 276
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46801-3
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary theory
Books > Humanities > Philosophy > General
Books > Language & Literature > Language & linguistics > Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure > General
Books > Philosophy > General
LSN: 0-226-46801-1
Barcode: 9780226468013

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