The objective of this course is for students to learn about metaphor from a cognitive linguistic point of view. A metaphor is a device used every day to think, act, and communicate. Metaphorical expressions are found in daily conversation, literature, art, and the media. At the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of how metaphors function in language and thought.
This course explores topics in metaphor by using cognitive approaches. The types of metaphors include conventional ones used in ordinary conversation as well as more creative ones in poetry. The students will also analyze metaphors in literature, art, and the media. Related concepts such as metonymy, prototype, and polysemy will also be introduced. Application of metaphor to language teaching will focus on vocabulary instruction. The topic for the final presentation may be chosen from an analysis of metaphors in language and art, or a sample lesson of English using metaphor.
Reading materials and handouts will be provided in class.
Lakoff, G., ＆ Johnson, M. (2003). Metaphors we live by, 2nd, revised edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Kövecses, Z. (2010). Metaphor: A practical introduction, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press.
Each class will consist of a lecture and discussions. Please participate actively in class.
Participation (10%), Assignments (30%), Quizzes (30%), Final presentation (30%)
１．Introduction ２．Conceptual Metaphor Theory ３．Primary metaphor ４．Image metaphor and personification ５．Metonymy and synecdoche ６．Metaphor and metonymy in idioms and proverbs ７．Metaphors in the media ８．Metaphors in literature ９．Metaphors in art 10．Prototype theory and categorization 11．Metaphorical links in polysemy 12．Applying metaphor to language teaching 13．Review 14．Final presentations 15．Final presentations
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