Metaphors We Live By
Publish date: June 29th 1980
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Pages no: 242
Edition language: English
Profound implications for education, I think. Lakoff and Johnson explain how we make sense of the world.
The first half of this book was a sheer joy to read, uncovering patterns not only of language use but of thought. I was really able to personally relate to the examples given. The end of the book became continually more philosophical, uncovering some interesting insights into objectivism, subjecti...
George Lakoff was one of my professors as an undergrad. Wish I hadn't been such a slacker - I hardly remember reading this book. (Knowing me, I probably never really did.)
This book is very frequently quoted by linguists - I just looked it up on Google Scholar, and found a staggering 13517 citations. Nearly everyone has at least glanced through it, and the ideas have permeated the field. There was a nice Lakoff-related moment during one of the invited talks at a confe...
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