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Metaphor and Political Discourse

Analogical Reasoning in Debates about Europe

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Andreas Musolff provides an analysis of the function of metaphor in political discourse, based on material from an extensive corpus of British and German press coverage of EU politics between 1989 and 2001. The analysis of distributions of 'metaphor scenarios' in the two corpus samples reveals differences in attitude and argumentative tendencies and leads to a refinement of cognitive metaphor theory. The ethical dimension of metaphor in politics is further explored with reference to Hobbes' Leviathan.

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Titel: Metaphor and Political Discourse
Autoren/Herausgeber: A. Musolff
Ausgabe: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2004

ISBN/EAN: 9781349516919

Seitenzahl: 211
Format: 21,6 x 14 cm
Produktform: Taschenbuch/Softcover
Gewicht: 0 g
Sprache: Englisch

Andreas Musolff is Professor of Intercultural Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK, and has published on political rhetoric and its history in Britain and Germany. His books include Metaphor, Nation and the Holocaust, Mirror Images of Europe, and Metaphor and Intercultural Communication.

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