Metaphor, Nation and Discourse

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| University of Oslo
| University of Zagreb
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This edited volume examines how metaphors and related phenomena (metonymies, symbols, cultural models, stereotypes) lead to the discursive construal of a common element that brings the nation together. The central idea is that metaphor use must be questioned to lay bare the processes and the discursive power behind them. The chapters examine a range of contemporary and historical, monomodal and multimodal discourses, including politicians’ discourse, presidential speeches, newspapers, TV series, Catholic homilies, colonialist discourse, and various online sources. The approaches taken include political science, international relations, cultural studies, and linguistics. All contributions feature discursive constructivist views of metaphor, with clear sociocultural grounding, and the notion of metaphor as a framing device in constructing various aspects of nations and national identity. The volume will appeal to scholars in discourse analysis, metaphor studies, media studies, nationalism studies, and political science.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
vii
Metaphors in the discursive construction of nations
Mateusz-Milan Stanojević and Ljiljana Šarić
1–32
Part I. Discourses and voices of the powerful elites
Chapter 1. The desire for shelter: Nation- and state-building and the metaphorical discourse of fragile and collapsed states
Michael P. Marks
35–57
Chapter 2. Barbed wire around Serbia : Migrant metaphors as a means of constructing national identity
Tatjana Đurović and Nadežda Silaški
59–74
Chapter 3. Godly Poland in godless Europe: Catholic-nationalist discourse in Poland after 2004
Aleksander Gomola
75–100
Chapter 4. “Let’s work on our Serbian!” Standard language ideology, metaphors and discourses about Serbian national identity in the newspaper Politika in 2015
Stijn Vervaet
101–126
Chapter 5. Metaphors for language contact and change: Croatian language and national identity
Višnja Čičin-Šain
127–153
Chapter 6. Metaphors of plant cultivation and flowing liquid in German colonialist discourse (1871–1914)
Felicity Rash
155–176
Chapter 7. The meaning of state created through symbols and metaphors: German Heimat and Russian Motherland
Agne Cepinskyte
177–200
Chapter 8. “The state of our Union is strong.” Metaphors of the nation in State of the Union addresses
Massimiliano Demata
201–223
Part II. Semi-official and mixed discourses
Chapter 9. The role of metonymy and metaphor in the conceptualization of the nation : An emergent ontological analysis of syntactic-semantic constructions
Benedikt Perak
227–258
Chapter 10. Metaphorical and non-metaphorical dimensions of the term nacija in Croatian online discourse
Mateusz-Milan Stanojević
259–286
Chapter 11. How to do things with metaphors: The prison of nations metaphor in South Slavic online sources
Ljiljana Šarić
287–319
Chapter 12. Guidelines on how to construct a nation: Metaphors in the first episode of the Catalan series Gran Nord
Silvia Grassi
321–345
Afterword: Nations need (new?) metaphors
Andreas Musolff
347–348
Notes on contributors
349–351
Index
353
“The twelve chapters in the current volume provide a rich and varied palette of critical-cultural discourse analysis on the intersection between metaphor and nations.”
“Die interdisziplinäre Herangehensweise mit einer Mischung aus Politikwissenschaft, internationalen Beziehungen, Kulturstudien und Linguistik erlaubt den Lesenden einen kritischen und umfassenden Einblick, der sich dabei doch immer wieder auf den konstruktivistischen Diskurs der Metaphern sowie auch soziokulturell begründet. Ferner finden sich auch die Frametheorie in einigen der Untersuchungen sowie eine Reihe an quantitativen und qualitativen Evaluationen von Korpora. Mit der Ansprache an Forschende auf verschiedenen Ebenen und der Analyse der Länderspezifika, beispielsweise Kroatiens und Serbiens, abseits der einschlägigen Beispiele, erfüllt dieser Band eine wichtige Funktion, die Studierende, aber auch etablierte Forschende anspricht.”
“Every chapter of this edited volume provides strong arguments for broadening CMT by including both the diachronic perspective (in Musolff ’s words, metaphors are historically situated) and the discursive context as a whole. While the strength of some chapters is in their content-based approach, relevant for many researchers beyond linguistics, some other chapters display a significant amount of initiative towards enriching theoretical and methodological approaches to metaphor and metonymies. They all interact with the reader in a very dynamic way and stimulate further research questions.”
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Salamurović, Aleksandra
2020. Metonymy and the conceptualisation of nation in political discourse. Yearbook of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association 8:1  pp. 181 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019003824 | Marc record