Metaphors We Live By

Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff, Mark Johnson 0226468011 9780226468013
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The now-classicMetaphors We Live Bychanged our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind. Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects. Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandings of our experience, they are metaphors we live bymetaphors that can shape our perceptions and actions without our ever noticing them.In this updated edition of Lakoff and Johnsons influential book, the authors supply an afterword surveying how their theory of metaphor has developed within the cognitive sciences to become central to the contemporary understanding of how we think and how we express our thoughts in language.

Author: George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

Language: English

Edition: 2nd

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 242

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Publication Date: 2003-04-15

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