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Creating Worldviews: Metaphor, Ideology and Language

James W. Underhill

Abstract

Encouraging readers to reflect upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, this book first offers a critical introduction to metaphor theory as it has emerged over the past thirty years in the States. The book then widens the scope of metaphor theory by investigating not only the worldview our language offers us, but also the worldviews that we adapt in our own ideological and personal interpretations of the world. The book explores new avenues in metaphor theory in the work of contemporary French, German, and Czech scholars. Detailed case studies marry metaphor ... More

Keywords: metaphor theory, language, worldview, discourse analysis, communist discourse, fascism, language systems, metaphorically framed concepts, ideological interpretation, personal interpretation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748643158
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James W. Underhill, author