Metaphor in usage

Steen GJ, Dorst AG, Herrmann JB, Kaal AA, Krennmayr T (2010)
Cognitive Linguistics 21(4): 765–796 .

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Steen, Gerard J.; Dorst, Aletta G.; Herrmann, J. BerenikeUniBi ; Kaal, Anna A.; Krennmayr, Tina
Abstract / Bemerkung
This paper examines patterns of metaphor in usage. Four samples of text ex-cerpts of on average 47,000 words each were taken from the British National Corpus and annotated for metaphor. The linguistic metaphor data were col-lected by five analysts on the basis of a highly explicit identification procedure that is a variant of the approach developed by the Pragglejaz Group (2007). Part of this paper is a report of the protocol and the reliability of the p rocedure. Data analysis shows that, on average, one in every seven and a half lexical units in the corpus is related to metaphor defined as a potential cross-domain mapping in conceptual structure. It also appears that the bulk of the expression of metaphor in discourse consists of non-signalled metaphorically used words, not similes. The distribution of metaphor-related words, finally, turns out to be quite variable between the four registers examined in this study: academic texts have 18.5%, news 16.4%, fiction 11.7%, and conversation 7.7%. The sys-tematic comparative investigation of these registers raises new questions about the relation between cognitive linguistic and other approaches to metaphor.
Erscheinungsjahr
2010
Zeitschriftentitel
Cognitive Linguistics
Band
21
Ausgabe
4
Seite(n)
765–796
ISSN
0936-5907
eISSN
1613-3641
Page URI
https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2955473

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Steen GJ, Dorst AG, Herrmann JB, Kaal AA, Krennmayr T. Metaphor in usage. Cognitive Linguistics. 2010;21(4):765–796 .
Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., & Krennmayr, T. (2010). Metaphor in usage. Cognitive Linguistics, 21(4), 765–796 . https://doi.org/10.1515/cogl.2010.024
Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., and Krennmayr, T. (2010). Metaphor in usage. Cognitive Linguistics 21, 765–796 .
Steen, G.J., et al., 2010. Metaphor in usage. Cognitive Linguistics, 21(4), p 765–796 .
G.J. Steen, et al., “Metaphor in usage”, Cognitive Linguistics, vol. 21, 2010, pp. 765–796 .
Steen, G.J., Dorst, A.G., Herrmann, J.B., Kaal, A.A., Krennmayr, T.: Metaphor in usage. Cognitive Linguistics. 21, 765–796 (2010).
Steen, Gerard J., Dorst, Aletta G., Herrmann, J. Berenike, Kaal, Anna A., and Krennmayr, Tina. “Metaphor in usage”. Cognitive Linguistics 21.4 (2010): 765–796 .

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