Item description for Metaphor, Simile, Culture by Mohammad Abdelwali...
A great deal of literature recognizes that metaphors exploit similarities. However, there is little empirical research on how people from different cultural backgrounds perceive similarity in metaphor in its simplest form X (target) is Y (source). This study thus investigates the perception of similarity in metaphors from two cultural backgrounds (Arabic speakers & English speakers). A major focus is set on how the distinction between metaphors and their related similes culturally affects the way similarity is perceived. Given that similarity is a vacuous term since any two things can be similar in one way or another, this study sets three major parameters ; physical, behavioural, and evaluative) against which the interpretations of the two cultural groups are weighed. The analysis should help to answer the following questions:- How consistently do American and Arabian university students interpret metaphors and their related similes when the metaphors and similes are presented out of context?- Does the gender of the target term make a difference in interpreting metaphors and their structurally related similes?-How consistently do American and Arabian university students consider their interpretation of metaphors and similes to have a cultural origin?- What cues do the participant groups use in distinguishing metaphors from non - metaphors? This book is addressed to researchers in applied linguistics and culture, as well as teachers in multicultural settings. It is also addressed to curriculum designers and appreciators of figurative language.
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Aug 14, 2007
Publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN 3836425327 ISBN13 9783836425322
Availability 141 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 19, 2017 03:00.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.