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Metaphors We Live By The now classic Metaphors We Live By changed our understanding of metaphor and its role in language and the mind Metaphor, the authors explain, is a fundamental mechanism of mind, one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandin ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☀ Poltergeist (Greywalker, Author Kat Richardson – the authors explain ➣ [Epub] ➝ OBaby By Geoffrey Johnson ➭ – is a fundamental mechanism of mind ❰Download❯ ➽ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Author Pamela Clare – one that allows us to use what we know about our physical and social experience to provide understanding of countless other subjects Because such metaphors structure our most basic understandin

About the Author: George Lakoff

George Lakoff is Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at UC Berkeley and is one of the founders of the field of cognitive science He is author of The New York Times bestseller Don t Think of an Elephant , as well as Moral Politics How Liberals and Conservatives Think, Whose Freedom , and many other books and articles on cognitive science and linguistics.

10 thoughts on “Metaphors We Live By

  1. says:

    Understanding One s Native TongueIt turns out there were really good existential reasons for paying attention in primary school English All that business about grammar and figures of speech is actually essential for getting on in the world quite apart from speaking proper This classic from the 1970 s shows why this is so in an entertaining and convincing way.Language is a odd thing It looks like someth

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    I first read parts of this book nearly 20 years ago I meant to get my hands on the whole thing back then too and read it from cover to cover, but for one reason or another I never seemed to get around to it This is a pity, as it is the sort of book I really ought to have read in full back then and perhaps again a couple of times since This really is an interesting book.The main idea is that rather than m

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    This book is very frequently quoted by linguists I just looked it up on Google Scholar, and found a staggering 13517 citations Nearly everyone has at least glanced through it, and the ideas have permeated the field There was a nice Lakoff related moment during one of the invited talks at a conference I attended during the summer The speaker, who was giving an excellent presentation on loan words related to

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    Here are my reading notes I thought the book was fine Mostly interesting in the first half The rest of the book contains a lot of repetitive statements and circular phrases The metaphor as a conceptThe way we talk is peppered with metaphors For instance, we talk of debates the way we talk of warfare.These metaphors often extend beyond a simple idiom and define a whole system of thought For instance, we think

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    I can t believe I never wrote a review for this book This is one of the most important books I ve had the privilege of reading It changed me.It s like a lightbulb went on, and a bomb went off It s profound magic for real Please Promise me you will read it.

  6. says:

    This book changed my life It has short chapters, 5 10 pages you can get most of what you need from chapters 1 3 and the epilogue It explains the structure of metaphor Turns out, at least for me, that theory is metaphorical, language is metaphorical, life itself is metaphorical So what does that do for us It makes it possible to realize the perspectivism is not an ideal to shoot for in some pristine Kantian space

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    I got quite a nutritious repast out of this, though the didactic presentation and excessive repeating of elements of their arguments stuck in my throat sometimes Already you may detect me using a metaphor of reading as a meal of food Which builds on another metaphor of ideas as objects that can be conveyed as through a conduit a throat I can t think without metaphors, so some of the edifice here is often preaching

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    This is a book that is going to shed a new light on the seemingly trivial subject of metaphors The beginning of the book wasn t exciting to me, so I almost put it down It felt too basic and uninspiring Luckily, the authors were probably just warming up the reader before getting into some serious matters As the book progressed, things like conceptualization, linguistics and psychology started to intervene, and it eve

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    I probably wouldn t have picked up this book on my own I was assigned it in college and hated it so much I never got beyond chapter 4 or so The margins of these early pages are so filled with embarrassing personal notes and stream of consciousness ramblings that I would be too embarrassed to sell it or give it away Whereupon it sat on a shelf until, lo all these years later, I decided to give it another shot.If you re

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    In a science fiction story by Ursula Le Guin a nonconformist ant writes, Up with the Queen The fictional translators add an annotation that the proper English translation is probably Down with the Queen In English, gaining power is associated with the up direction, and losing it with the down direction, though it might be the opposite in the fictional ant language Down with the Queen means Let the Queen lose power Lakof

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