Metaphors We Live by

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The now-classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social ...Continua
Alced0atthis
Wrote 12/19/16
The qualitative research bible

This book is a must for ethnographic research. It illuminates on how metaphors are powerful tools that shape our reasoning and how language is central in allowing a certain conceptualisation of the world. One of the best books I've ever read.

Waleswong
Wrote 4/24/12
As the title of the book reveals, it is all about metaphors. This book gives me a better understanding of the languages/phrases (especially those metaphors) we daily use. That said, the first chapters are thought provoking. It becomes a bit tedious i...Continua
Language in the Flesh

Well, what can I say about this book... Language, especially words referring to body part-aspecific events entailing evaluation and emotion is mostly about metaphors... A very crucial reference for theories based on radical embodiment...


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