Filling a distinct gap in introductory literature, this accessible guide to the theory and applications of metaphor in text analysis affords students a clear overview of the key ideas in metaphor theory, as well as the necessary tools to explore the field further. Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, the book provides a thorough grounding in metaphor and word meaning, theories on the processing and understanding of metaphorical language, and metaphor in other languages and translation. Distinguished authors, Rosamund Moon and Murray Knowles, draw on a wide selection of material to explore metaphor in relation to text, discourse and society. Linguistic metaphor and literary metaphor are examined across a range of contexts, such as politics, sport and advertising, whilst literary metaphor is demonstrated through authentic extracts from fiction and poetry. A final section covering non-verbal metaphor looks at metaphor in art, cinema and music. Featuring suggestions for further reading and an appendix for small-scale research investigations on metaphor, this book will be invaluable to undergraduate students of English Language, Linguistics and Literature.
Rosamund Moon is a lecturer in English Language in the Department of English, University of Birmingham. Her specialist teaching areas are lexis, lexicography, and the history of the language, and she has recently been involved in a research project on metaphor. Her publications mainly concern aspects of lexis, especially phraseology, and lexicography, and they include her book Fixed Expressions and English: A Corpus-based Approach (1998), OUP. Murray Knowles is a lecturer in English Language and Literature in the department of English, University of Birmingham. His specialist teaching areas are lexis, sociolinguistics, language in literature and children's literature, and they include his book - co-written with Kirsten Malmkjaer - Language and Control in Children's Literature (1996), Routledge.