Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics

Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics

Author: Gareth Carrol

Publisher: Iff Books

ISBN: 1789048567

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Page: 176

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A collection of "modern idioms", phrases that are now a part of our vocabulary at large.

Jumping sharks and dropping mics

Jumping sharks and dropping mics

Author: Gareth Carrol

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781789048575

Category: Humor

Page: 176

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Gareth Carrol presents a collection of "modern idioms", which have become a part of our vocabulary in the past 50 years or so. In most cases, idioms such as "raining cats and dogs", that colour our everyday communication, are deeply rooted in culture and history. However, just like words, new idioms emerge in language, and many have entered our vocabulary through, TV, movies and the internet. These modern idioms can be dated very precisely. Jumping Sharks and Dropping Mics finds the origins of these idioms, and charts their development.

The Metaphor Compass

The Metaphor Compass

Author: Marianna Bolognesi

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000811223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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The Metaphor Compass: Directions for Metaphor Research in Language, Cognition, Communication, and Creativity provides a roadmap to navigate the recent findings and cutting-edge research conducted around the world on metaphor, focusing on the following four themes: Metaphor and Linguistic Diversity, Metaphor and Cognition, Metaphor and Communication, and Metaphor and Creativity. The research presented in this book employs a variety of empirical methods, ranging from neuroimaging to corpus analyses and from behavioral experimentation to computational modeling. Divided into four parts, it offers an array of pedagogical material including activities at the ends of the chapters, to help the reader to consolidate the notions discussed in the chapter. This is a useful resource for students, researchers, and scholars of linguistics, communication, anthropology, psychology, and cognitive science looking to learn about figurative language and creativity.