ERIC Number: ED331056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Metaphor: Theory and Pragmatics.
A class "on" metaphor can be usefully distinguished from a class "in" metaphor. A class on metaphor concentrates on metaphor theory and function. To teach in metaphor would be to coach students in pragmatics, to guide them in the study of how key metaphors are used and help to structure discrete universes of discourse. For purposes of instruction, it is helpful to take theory and pragmatics as contrastive conceptual frames for orchestrating classes on the "what" and the "how" of metaphor. (Included are five outlines for objectives in classes on metaphor and in metaphor, a bibliography, four sample assignments, and a syllabus.) (TD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rhetorical Devices
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (42nd, Boston, MA, March 21-23, 1991).