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Mapping English Metaphor Through Time

Wendy Anderson, Ellen Bramwell, and Carole Hough


Metaphor is pervasive in language, and recent interest has focused on the systematic connections between different concepts, such as heat and anger (fuming, inflamed), sight and understanding (clear, see), or bodies and landscape (hill-foot, river-mouth). Lack of a comprehensive data source has made it difficult to obtain an overview of this phenomenon in any language, but this situation was transformed for English by the completion in 2009 of the Historical Thesaurus of English (HT). The only historical thesaurus ever produced for any language, the HT is organized in semantic categories, each ... More

Keywords: English, Historical Thesaurus of English, Mapping Metaphor, metaphor, semantic categories, semantic domains

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198744573
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wendy Anderson, editor
Senior Lecturer in English Language, University of Glasgow

Ellen Bramwell, editor
Research Associate, University of Glasgow

Carole Hough, editor
Professor of Onomastics, University of Glasgow

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