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Metaphors We Live by

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The now-classic "Metaphors We Live By" changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.667
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An exploration of the use of metaphor

by W T on Nov 14, 2013

Much detail illustrating how metaphores pervade the way we speak. Cliches of course but it is difficult to avoid metaphor even in mathematics. Intriguing idea but a bit heavy going. More


Not what it was advertised to be

by cbarry on Aug 14, 2008

I've had this book on my reading list for years, and when I finally got it was so disappointed. It is overly theoretical, not applicable to every day language and practice, too far removed from our experience to prove valuable. I do group facilitation, teach team building, train technical/digital ... More

by LordoftheChesterfield on Aug 9, 2007

Aristotle identified metaphor as the most crucial figure in the arsenal of the poet. Lakoff and Johnson argue that this can be taken even further: metaphor might be the most crucial figure for all of human understanding! This classic book on linguistics is very accessible, and will immediately find ... More

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