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Metaphor and Metaphorical Language
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1. Cognitive Linguistic View of Metaphor: Conceptual Metaphor Theory

Metaphor and metaphorical language became a prominent area of linguistic research with the rise of Cognitive Linguistics in the early 1980s. The publication of George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s seminal book Metaphors We Live By in 1980 marks the beginning of fruitful research on metap…

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Ning YU, “Metaphor and Metaphorical Language”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 29 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000212>
First published online: 2015

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