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Theory of Metaphor
Univeristy of Lodz
Faculaty of Philosophy and History
PL LODZ 01
5+5
16 + 16
Winter semester and summer semester 2011/2012
dr Dorota Rybarkiewicz
Active participation, marked paper.
intermediate level of English language
Dorota Rybarkiewicz, [email protected]
Definitions of metaphor in different theories – dependence on the
primitive concepts in: philosophy, linguistics, semantics, pragmatics, cognitive
science, knowledge representation, relevance theory.
Functions of metaphor as a tool of persuasion, basis of abstract thinking,
cognitive role, as a model, and as a practical tool.
Metaphors we live by.
Hesse, M., 'The Explanatory Function of Metaphor', Logic, Methodology
and Philosophy of Science, Proceedings of the 1964 International
Congress, red. Bar-Hillel, Y., North-Holland Publishing Company,
Amsterdam, (1965), 249-259.
Kaplan, S., ‘Visualizing Absence: The function of visual metaphors in the effort
to make a fitting response to 9/11’, Propaganda and Persuasion, ed. Jowett,
O’Donnell, Sage Publications, 2006, 243-259.
Hintikka, J., Sandu, G., ‘Metaphor and Other Kinds of Nonliteral
Meaning’, Aspects of Metaphor, ed. Hintikka, 151-187.
Lakoff, On conceptual metaphors, summary of results,
www.ac.wwu.edu/market/semiotic/met13
Ortony, A., 'The Role of Similes and Metaphors", Metaphor and Thought,
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, (1980), 186-202.
Steinhart, E., Kittay, E., ‘Generating Metaphors from Networks’ Aspects
of Metaphor, ed. Hintikka, 41-94
Zemach, E., ‘Metaphors and Ways of Life”, Aspects of Metaphor, ed.
Hintikka, 243-254.
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