Figurative Language, Genre and Register

Figurative Language, Genre and Register

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This volume combines diverse research scenarios to present a solid framework for analysis of figurative language. Figurative Language, Genre and Register brings together discourse analysis and corpus linguistics in a cutting-edge study of figurative language in spoken and written discourse. The authors explore a diverse range of communities from chronic pain sufferers to nursery staff to present a detailed framework for the analysis of figurative language. The reader is shown how figurative language is used between members of these communities to construct their own 'world view', and how this can change with a shift in perspective. Figurative language is shown to be pervasive and inescapable, but it is also suggested that it varies significantly across genres.Where nicknames involved alliteration we have chosen pseudonyms begina€” ning with the same letter as the playera#39;s real name to preserve the effect. 8. In this football club, the children always shook hands at the end of the match rather than anbsp;...

Title:Figurative Language, Genre and Register
Author:Alice Deignan, Jeannette Littlemore, Elena Semino
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-03-07


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