ABBREVIATIONS

ACE

D. Crystal and D. Davy, Advanced Conversational English

AL

Seamus Heaney, ‘An advancement of learning’

BOC

Graham Greene, A Burnt-Out Case

CEC

J. Svartvik and R. Quirk, A Corpus of English Conversation

DB

Matthew Arnold, ‘Dover Beach’

DM

Daily Mirror, 8 May 1987

DN

Seamus Heaney, ‘Death of a naturalist’

DT

Daily Telegraph, 5 May 1987

DV

William Golding, Darkness Visible

EU

J. Lyly, Euphues

FAE

Jeffrey Archer, First Among Equals

FEER

Far Eastern Economic Review, 19 May 1988

FF

William Golding, Free Fall

FQ

T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

GB

L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between

GH

Good Housekeeping, May 1987

GW

lines from the COBUILD corpus

HSG

N. Hawthorne, The House of the Seven Gables

HZ

Saul Bellow, Herzog

IE

International Express, 1-7 June 1995

LF

William Golding, Lord of the Flies

LFG

Ezra Pound, ‘Lament of the frontier guard’

LL

Extract from Lord Lyttleton, ‘To the memory of a lady’ (1747), in Sutherland, A Preface to Eighteenth Century Poetry

LM

J. Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans

LSJAP

T.S. Eliot, ‘The love song of J. Alfred Prufrock’

M

William Shakespeare, Macbeth

MA

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, ‘Morte d’Arthur’, in The Poems of Tennyson

MD

Herman Melville, Moby Dick

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations ix
  • Tables x
  • Acknowledgements xi
  • Abbreviations xv
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Metaphorical and Literal Language 14
  • 2 - Metaphor and the Dictionary 41
  • 3 - Metaphor and the Dictionary 82
  • 4 - How Different Kinds of Metaphors Work 107
  • 5 - Relevance Theory and the Functions of Metaphor 137
  • 6 - The Signalling of Metaphor 168
  • 7 - The Specification of Topics 198
  • 8 - The Specification of Grounds 229
  • 9 - The Interplay of Metaphors 255
  • 10 - Metaphor in Its Social Context 283
  • Notes 329
  • References 335
  • Texts Used for Examples and Analysis (and Abbreviations Used in References) 342
  • Index 347
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