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The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought
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A comprehensive collection of essays in multidisciplinary metaphor scholarship that has been written in response to the growing interest among scholars and students from a variety of disciplines such as linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, music and psychology. These essays explore the significance of metaphor in language, thought, culture and artistic expression. There are five main themes of the book: the roots of metaphor, metaphor understanding, metaphor in language and culture, metaphor in reasoning and feeling, and metaphor in non-verbal expression. Contributors come from a variety of academic disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, literature, education, music, and law.


"...There are 28 chapters distributed across the five general sections of the book...worthy of highlighting for its excellence or other noteworthiness...all 28 chapters have valuable points for consideration and will be of interest to psychologists who are interested in the topic of communication..."
--Thomas F. Cloonan, PsycCRITIQUES [August 5, 2009, Vol. 54, Release 31, Article 6]

"[Gibbs] has edited a fine, wide-ranging collection of articles on metaphor and thought...Each writer remains true to his or her discipline and fills out the picture of what is known about the crucial role of metaphor in human thought and culture...Recommended..."
--S. Satris, Clemson University, CHOICE

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