Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking

Want to download or buy Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking?

Click to download from Amazon →

Traditional thinking on metaphors has divided them into two camps: dead and alive. Conventional expressions from everyday language are classified as dead, while much rarer novel or poetic metaphors are alive. In the 1980s, new theories on the cognitive processes involved with the use of metaphor challenged these assumptions, but with little empirical support. Drawing on the latest research in linguistics, semiotics, philosophy, and psychology, Cornelia Müller here unveils a new approach that refutes the rigid dead/alive dichotomy, offering in its place a more dynamic model: sleeping and waking. To build this model, Müller presents an overview of notions of metaphor from the classical period to the present; studies in detail how metaphors function in speech, text, gesture, and images; and examines the way mixed metaphors sometimes make sense and sometimes do not. This analysis leads her to conclude that metaphors may oscillate between various degrees of sleeping and waking as their status changes depending on context and intention. Bridging the gap between conceptual metaphor theory and more traditional linguistic theories, this book is a major advance for the field and will be vital to novices and initiates alike.

Table of contents

List of Illustrations
Typographical Conventions for Transcripts
1. Metaphors and Cognitive Activity: A Dynamic View
2. Metaphors in Thought and Language: Fundamental Issues
3. Realms of Metaphors: Activation in Language Use
4. The Core of Metaphors: The Establishment of a Triadic Structure
5. Mixed Metaphors: Selective Activation of Meaning
6. Sleeping and Waking Metaphors: Degrees of Metaphoricity
7. The Refutation of the Dead versus Alive Distinction: A New Approach and Some of Its Implications
Lieb’s Sources
Name Index
Subject Index

Is Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking Free to Download?

No, i'm afraid not. Every single book that we feature on is a paid-for, premium publication that you have to part your hard earned cash for. There is no point trying to find a free download of Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking so please don't waste your time looking. Head over to Amazon to buy a physical or digital copy of Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking. You can also buy a subscription from Perlego and gain access to over 500k textbooks and educational resources.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking remember that it's illegal to download a book if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Metaphors Dead and Alive, Sleeping and Waking and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on The author and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing publication / book.