Metaphor Map of English

Anderson, W. , Hough, C., Kay, C., Bramwell, E., Aitken, B., Hamilton, R. and Alexander, M. (2015) Metaphor Map of English. [Website]

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The Metaphor Map of English shows the metaphorical links which have been identified between different areas of meaning. These links can be from the Anglo-Saxon period right up to the present day so the map covers 1300 years of the English language. This allows us the opportunity to track metaphorical ways of thinking and expressing ourselves over more than a millennium.

Item Type:Website
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Alexander, Professor Marc and Hough, Professor Carole and Aitken, Mr Brian and Anderson, Professor Wendy and Bramwell, Dr Ellen and Kay, Professor Christian and Hamilton, Miss Rachael
Authors: Anderson, W., Hough, C., Kay, C., Bramwell, E., Aitken, B., Hamilton, R., and Alexander, M.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Copyright Holders:University of Glasgow
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
547001Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English DictionaryWendy AndersonArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/I02266X/1CRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE