"Justice is blind": A Model for Analyzing Metaphor Transformations and Narratives in Actual Discourse
Metaphor and the Social World
Metaphor, Discourse analysis
In this article I present a model of how metaphors are transformed and re-presented as narratives, how this process helps shape communicative interactions, and how it contributes to relevance effects and the generation of meaning, often by simultaneously affecting multiple cognitive contexts. I demonstrate the application of the model to samples of discourse from current research and show how it can contribute to understanding troubled communicative relationships and potentially to improving communication in situations of misunderstanding and conflict.
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Published as: Ritchie, L.D. (2011). Justice is blind: A model for analyzing metaphor transformations and narratives in actual discourse. Metaphor and the Social World, 1, 70-89.
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