A Note About Meta-Metaphors: Considering the Theoretical Implications of Terms Used to Discuss Metaphor
Metaphor and the Social World
Although it is difficult to avoid metaphorical language in discussing and theorizing about communication, language, and metaphor itself, the metaphors we use have entailments that may not be consistent with the analyses they are intended to support. This essay discusses and compares the implications of some of the most common ‘meta-metaphors,’ metaphors used in discussions of metaphor.
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Ritchie, L. D. (2017). A note about meta-metaphors. Metaphor and the Social World, 7(2), 291-299.