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Introduction

Klaus Hentschel

in Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198509530
eISBN:
9780191709050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509530.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This introductory chapter begins with a survey of the rapidly expanding study of visual representations in science, followed by a discussion of spectroscopy as a prime example of a visual science ... More


Introduction: The pursuit of metaphors

Andrew Prescott

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

The potential of metaphors as a means for investigating the histoire des mentalités is introduced. Although the importance of metaphor as a means of exploring human culture and cognition has been ... More


Waves of excitement, waves of metaphor

Wendy Anderson

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Abstract emotion concepts, especially happiness and anger, have often been the focus of metaphor analysis, but the data on which this work is founded have typically been subjective and the analysis ... More


Together and Alone—Self-Definition without Many Models

John Ibson

in Men without Maps: Some Gay Males of the Generation before Stonewall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226656083
eISBN:
9780226656250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226656250.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

The introduction begins by explaining the book’s use of its map metaphor, part of the book’s very title, and component of an important assumption on which the book rests. Men whom the book examines, ... More


Morbid curiosity and metaphors of death in the history of English

Beth Ralston

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

The topic of death is a productive area of metaphor in the English language, as we often don’t want to—or can’t—talk about it in concrete terms. Using three categories from the Mapping Metaphor data, ... More


The metaphorical qualities of cool, clear, and clashing colours

Rachael Hamilton

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

In addition to secondary meanings associated with individual colours, such as ‘purity’ with white and ‘envy’ with green, the concept of colour more generally lends itself to metaphor. For example, ... More


Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Metaphor is pervasive in language, and recent interest has focused on the systematic connections between different concepts, such as heat and anger (fuming, inflamed), sight and understanding (clear, ... More


Metaphors of religious anxiety in Early Modern England

Kenneth Austin

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This chapter examines the conceptualization and expression of ideas relating to fear in seventeenth-century England. Centred around a discrete corpus of ten ‘Puritan’ texts concerned with the ‘fear ... More


Metaphorical beasts in the history of English

Judith Paterson

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Horses and pigs are two of our oldest, domesticated friends. However, man’s relationships with these two species is very different, with pigs serving us a source of food and little more, while horses ... More


The dehumanized thief

Fraser Dallachy

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Metaphors for theft and thieves in Mapping Metaphor’s ‘Taking’ category suggest that thieves are very commonly viewed as animals. This chapter enumerates some of these examples, investigating ... More


Metaphors of weapons and armour through time

Daria Izdebska

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Drawing on the findings of the Mapping Metaphor project, this chapter explores metaphors found in the domain of weapons and armour, especially through the lens of how technological advancement and ... More


Silent reading

Jane Roberts

in Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198744573
eISBN:
9780191805820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

Today the read lexical group refers typically to the silent interpretation of written words, and we brace the verb with adverbs such as out or aloud where long ago interpretation and performance were ... More


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