Metaphor Studies from the Perspective of Critical Discourse Analysis: A Case Study of Business Acquisition

Song Guo
<span title="2013-03-01">2013</span> <i title="Academy Publication"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/e3klubremzhhna7jqg2rxhvb34" style="color: black;">Theory and Practice in Language Studies</a> </i> &nbsp;
Although Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has been developing rapidly, it faces strong criticism from scholars due to its lack of attention to the cognitive aspects of discourse. As a fundamental cognitive tool to conceptualize the world, metaphor plays a vital role in constructing social reality. Providing a particular perspective of viewing the reality, metaphor forms an important part of ideology. Therefore, we should not only focus on its cognitive function, but also its pragmatic and
more &raquo; ... ogical function. The paper argues that metaphor research can be integrated into CDA and enrich the latter's theoretical framework and analytic tools.
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