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Metaphor and Truth: A Liberal Approach

  • J. J. A. Mooij
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Abstract

Metaphors can have different functions in various contexts of human communication. Three main functions of metaphor are: the emotive, the persuasive, and the cognitive function. In the first, a metaphor serves to express and transfer emotional attitudes; in the 2, it serves to persuade the audience with respect to a course of action or a point of view; and in the third, it serves to express cognitive insights.

Keywords

Liberal Approach Truth Claim Semantic Field Metaphorical Language Metaphorical Meaning 
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