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BOOK REVIEW : Zoltán, KÖVECSES : Extended Conceptual Metaphor Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2020.



Year of publication 2021
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description ZOLTÁN Kövecses’s interest in the pervasiveness of metaphor in everyday language spans decades. His work on this topic is extensive and detailed. It builds directly on the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT), proposed by Mark Johnson and George Lakoff in the 1980s, develops their ideas, and provides a deeper understanding of the production processes and use of figurative devices in everyday, nonpoetic language. Kovecses’ long-standing interest in the topic has produced a number of monographic publications. Extended Conceptual Metaphor Theory, published by Cambridge UP in 2020, can be regarded as a culmination of efforts of a renowned and focused linguist who explores his point of interest in a thorough and systematic way and is able to present his conclusions efficiently and persuasively to the broader academic public. The review summarizes the main points the author makes in his very recent publication.
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