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Selected Papers from the 2008 Stockholm Metaphor Festival
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English.
2014 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The 2008 Stockholm Metaphor Festival attracted some 30participants from 15 countries throughout the world: Australia,Belgium, Denmark, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Nigeria,Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Ukraine, and the USA. Theten papers included in this volume consist of the two keynote lecturesand eight out of the 19 session papers.From the outset, the Metaphor Festival has welcomed contributionsdiscussing metaphor and metonymy as well as other types of figurativelanguage within different theoretical frameworks and with literary aswell as linguistic approaches.The papers included in this collection reflect some of the breadth ofthe presentations at the 2008 Festival.Of the two keynote speakers, Antonio Barcelona presents ananatomy of metonymy at all linguistic levels, from phonology todiscourse, while Gerard Steen explores the conditions required forthe use of metaphor to be considered deliberate (as opposed toconventional, automatic and unconscious).In the remaining contributions, A’Beckett studies an extendedmetaphor running through a Tom Sharpe novel, Alm-Arvius exploresiconicity and poeticity in the discourse functions of schemes andtropes, Eizaga Rebollar discusses the representation and storage ofconceptual information underlying idioms as well as the retrievaland use of idioms in communication, Hsieh and Kolodkina presentexpressions for hands and eyes as metaphors for emotion in Chinese,Russian and English, Kryvenko investigates animal metaphors inUkrainian and English sports terminology, Roldán-Riejos charts therole of medical metaphors in engineering discourse, Taiwo traces theuse of metaphorical expressions in Nigerian political discourse, andTwardzicz provides a scrutiny of metaphors in commercial contracts.

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Stockholm: Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2014. , 221 p.
Stockholm studies in English, ISSN 0346-6272 ; 105
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-102064ISBN: 978-91-87235-65-8ISBN: 978-91-87235-66-5OAI: diva2:707900
The Stockholm 2008 Metaphor Festival, Stockholm, 18-19 September, 2008
Available from: 2014-03-26 Created: 2014-03-26 Last updated: 2016-05-27Bibliographically approved

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