Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus: a new resource for investigating metaphor in names

Hamilton, R., Bramwell, E. and Hough, C. (2016) Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus: a new resource for investigating metaphor in names. In: Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) Names and Their Environment. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 25-29 August 2014. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 33-40. ISBN 0852619472

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Abstract

The AHRC-funded ‘Mapping Metaphor with the Historical Thesaurus’ project has traced the development of metaphor in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present day using the unique evidence base of the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary. The Historical Thesaurus organises the contents of the OED semantically, making it possible to see how vocabulary for any given concept has developed over time. One of the major outputs of the Mapping Metaphor project is the online Metaphor Map, which can be used to investigate metaphor in names and is freely available at: http://mappingmetaphor.arts.gla.ac.uk/.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hough, Professor Carole and Bramwell, Dr Ellen and Hamilton, Miss Rachael
Authors: Hamilton, R., Bramwell, E., and Hough, C.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Publisher:University of Glasgow
ISBN:0852619472
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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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