A Method for Linguistic Metaphor Identification: From MIP to MIPVU (Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 14)

A Method for Linguistic Metaphor Identification: From MIP to MIPVU (Converging Evidence in Language and Communication Research 14)

By: Gerard J. Steen (author), Trijntje Pasma (author), Aletta G. Dorst (author), Anna Kaal (author), Tina Krennmayr (author), J. Berenike Herrmann (author)Paperback

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This book presents a complete method for the identification of metaphor in language at the level of word use. It is based on extensive methodological and empirical corpus-linguistic research in two languages, English and Dutch. The method is formulated as an explicit manual of instructions covering one chapter, the method being a development and refinement of the popular MIP procedure presented by the Pragglejaz Group in 2007. The extended version is called MIPVU, as it was developed at VU University Amsterdam. Its application is demonstrated in five case studies addressing metaphor in English news texts, conversations, fiction, and academic texts, and Dutch news texts and conversations. Two methodological chapters follow reporting a series of successful reliability tests and a series of post hoc troubleshooting exercises. The final chapter presents a first empirical analysis of the findings, and shows what this type of methodological attention can mean for research and theory.


1. Preface; 2. Acknowledgements; 3. Chapter 1. Linguistic metaphor identification in usage; 4. Chapter 2. MIPVU: A manual for identifying metaphor-related words; 5. Chapter 3. Metaphor identification in news texts; 6. Chapter 4. Metaphor identification in conversation; 7. Chapter 5. Metaphor identification in fiction; 8. Chapter 6. Metaphor identification in academic discourse; 9. Chapter 7. Metaphor identification in Dutch news and conversations; 10. Chapter 8. Reliability tests; 11. Chapter 9. From method to research: Cleaning up our act; 12. Chapter 10. Metaphor in English discourse: A corpus-linguistic approach; 13. Chapter 11. The quality of evidence: From MIP to MIPVU; 14. Appendix. Overview of annotated files from BNC-Baby; 15. References; 16. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027239044
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 238
  • ID: 9789027239044
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 9027239045

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