Metaphor and Symbol
Metaphor, Metaphor -- Interpretation
Halliday’s (1985; 1998) theory of grammatical metaphor (GM) has been quite influential among scholars who study structural approaches to language but has received little attention among researchers in cognitive linguistics. In this paper we summarize the aspects of Halliday’s approach that are most relevant to cognitive linguists, and show how key aspects of grammatical metaphor are related to the analysis of lexical and conceptual metaphors. Using an example of scientific writing analyzed by Halliday (1998) as well as examples from discourse previously subjected to conceptual metaphor analysis, we show how the two approaches might usefully be combined to yield new insights in the analysis of naturally-occurring discourse.
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Ritchie, L. D., & Zhu, M. (2015). “Nixon Stonewalled the Investigation”: Potential contributions of grammatical metaphor to conceptual metaphor theory and analysis. Metaphor and Symbol, 30(2), 118-136.