Metaphor Networks: The Comparative Evolution of Figurative Language

By Richard Trim

Metaphor Networks specializes in the old evolution of metaphor and proposes new theories on language swap in line with monstrous empirical info. It explores how the metaphors of this day are quite often associated with pictures latest long ago and strains metaphor paths again to the center a long time and Antiquity. The findings display that commonplace patters of evolution emerge and the goals of the ebook are to determine what lies at the back of those patterns.

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