ERIC Number: ED182771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-27
Metaphor and Thought.
Ortony, Andrew, Ed.
In the essays contained in this volume, philosophers, psychologists, linguists, and educators raise questions about the viability of the traditional distinction between the literal and the metaphorical. The essays reflect important parallel developments in the fields represented but also illustrate a convergence of approaches to a common problem by different disciplines. Among the topics covered in the 21 essays are the following: metaphor as a multidimensional problem; figurative speech and linguistics; the semantics of metaphor; problems with the notion of literal meanings; the pragmatics of metaphor; psychological processes in the comprehension of metaphor; novel metaphors; the role of similarity in similes and metaphors; images and models, similes and metaphors; generative metaphor; metaphor, induction, and social policy; metaphor and theory change; metaphor in science; metaphorical imprecision and the "top-down" research strategy; metaphor and learning; learning without metaphor; and educational uses of metaphor. (FL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communication (Thought Transfer), English Instruction, Figurative Language, Language Acquisition, Linguistics, Literary Criticism, Metaphors, Philosophy, Psychology, Theories
Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th St., New York, NY 10022 ($39.50 cloth, $12.95 paper)
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