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Creating WorldviewsMetaphor, Ideology and Language$
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James W. Underhill

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748643158

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643158.001.0001

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Language in Metaphors

Language in Metaphors

(p.172) Chapter 9 Language in Metaphors
Creating Worldviews

James W. Underhill

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter presents a case study that turns the methodology of the case studies in Chapter 7 and 8 on its head: rather than studying the metaphors found in language, it considers the metaphors used to construct our concept of ‘language’. Metaphoric models used to conceptualise French and English are compared and contrasted within particular socio-historical situations. The study then considers the ways in which lyrical ecological metaphoric paradigms are being used to defend the concept of linguistic diversity in recent scholarship in French and in English.

Keywords:   concept of language, French, English, metaphoric models

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