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Adopting a multi-disciplinary approach, the book provides a thorough grounding in metaphor and word meaning, theories on the processing and understanding of metaphorical language, and metaphor in other languages and translation. Rosamund Moon and Murray Knowles, draw on a wide selection of material to explore metaphor in relation to text, discourse and society. Linguistic ...more
Published December 14th 2005 by Routledge
(first published August 1st 2004)
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As an introduction to a huge & fascinating field (at least for me), you can't really beat this. Its main market is university students, so perhaps not a fun or bedtime read. However, the explanation is really clear and the examples and analysis are spot on. What's more, the reading list directs you to readily available titles. As your starter pack, pretty good value.