Title

A Note About Meta-Metaphors: Considering the Theoretical Implications of Terms Used to Discuss Metaphor

Published In

Metaphor and the Social World

Document Type

Citation

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1075/msw.7.2.07rit

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