Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-684899dbb8-7wlv9 Total loading time: 0.638 Render date: 2022-05-16T13:30:51.185Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "useRatesEcommerce": false, "useNewApi": true }

Preface to the second edition

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 June 2012

Andrew Ortony
Affiliation:
Northwestern University, Illinois
Get access

Summary

The publication of the first edition of Metaphor and Thought in the fall of 1979 coincided with, and to some degree contributed to, a rapid burgeoning of interest in and research into the nature and function of metaphor in language and thought. This interest has shown itself in a number of different disciplines – including the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science, linguistics, cognitive and clinical psychology, education, and artificial intelligence – with the result that during the last decade or so some important and influential new ideas have appeared. In addition, a new journal, Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, was launched in 1986 and continues to thrive as a major outlet for research ideas. Finally, 1990 saw the publication of METAPHOR II – A Classified Bibliography of Publications from 1985–1990, a volume containing some three and a half thousand references (Van Noppen & Hols, 1990).

In view of developments such as these, it seemed appropriate to prepare a second edition of Metaphor and Thought, in which all the authors of chapters appearing in the first edition (with the exception of Max Black, who, sadly, died in 1988) would have the opportunity to update their original contributions to reflect any changes in their thinking. Of the twenty-one chapters in the first edition, eight have been revised, some extensively. The eight revised chapters have an asterisk preceding their titles in this edition.

Type
Chapter
Information
Metaphor and Thought , pp. xiii - xiv
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 1993

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)
2
Cited by

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

Available formats
×