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Deliberate Metaphor Theory: Basic assumptions, main tenets, urgent issues

Gerard Steen
From the journal Intercultural Pragmatics

Abstract

In response to two recent publications about Deliberate Metaphor Theory (DMT) in this journal, I argue that DMT advances metaphor studies into a period with new and exciting research challenges and possibilities for application between various disciplines. I will first spell out my basic assumptions about eleven core concepts in all verbal metaphor research. Then I will present the main tenets of DMT about the difference between deliberate and non-deliberate metaphor. Finally I will briefly discuss which urgent issues still need to be addressed.

Acknowledgments

The author would like to thank Corina Andone, Christian Burgers, Giulia Frezza and Jean Wagemans for their helpful comments on an earlier draft.

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