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ERIC Number: EJ831804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
Metaphor Use in a Specific Genre of Engineering Discourse
Roldan-Riejos, Ana Maria; Ubeda-Mansilla, Paloma
European Journal of Engineering Education, v31 n5 p531-541 Oct 2006
The following paper deals with the importance of genre in academic and professional engineering discourse. The main objective is to explore the use of analogy and metaphor in one specific genre, namely civil engineering research journal articles both in English and in Spanish. Thus, we will start by briefly outlining the use of metaphor in technical discourse, to continue by looking at the use of analogy, metaphor and metonymy in engineering journal articles and additionally at the possible cross-linguistic variations of its use in English and Spanish. A number of observations and conclusions will finally follow. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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