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MIP:a method for identifying metaphorically used words in discourse.

Pragglejaz, Group and Semino, Elena (2007) MIP:a method for identifying metaphorically used words in discourse. Metaphor and Symbol, 22 (1). pp. 1-39. ISSN 1092-6488

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Abstract

This article presents an explicit method that can be reliably employed to identify metaphorically used words in discourse. Our aim is to provide metaphor scholars with a tool that may be flexibly applied to many research contexts. We present the "metaphor identification procedure" (MIP), followed by an example of how the procedure can be applied to identifying metaphorically used words in 1 text. We then suggest a format for reporting the results of MIP, and present the data from our case study describing the empirical reliability of the procedure, discuss several complications associated with using the procedure in practice, and then briefly compare MIP to other proposals on metaphor identification. The final section of the paper suggests ways that MIP may be employed in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies of metaphor.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Metaphor and Symbol
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 27203
Deposited By: Dr Elena Semino
Deposited On: 08 Oct 2009 09:38
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:29
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/27203

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