An introductory series bringing together authoritative, user-friendly accounts of various cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to language. This series provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to language across cultures. It is composed of practical surveys offering a pluralistic approach to language seen as a social semiotic within a cross-disciplinary perspective. Its target audience includes students taking introductory courses in the broad range of disciplines dealing with communication, language and cultural studies, and issues of representation. The emphasis of the series is on practical application through copious examples, readings and ideas for research. Advanced semiotic and linguistic terms and concepts are presented in a basic, straightforward format. Each guide contains an evaluation of current issues, an up-to-date resource bibliography, activities and suggestions for further reading.
This book deals with the implications of conceptual metaphor theory in the study of syntax. It starts by describing syntactic analysis, moving on to the research conducted on metaphor in the last few decades. It then exemplifies how this research can be applied to the understanding of word order and word relations in sentences.