Politics, Gender and Conceptual Metaphors

Kathleen Ahrens*

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Distinguished researchers from around the world examine the interplay between gender and metaphor in political language in Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, and Singapore. They draw on a wide variety of corpus data to determine to what extent metaphors used by women in political power differ with, or remain the same as that of men. They also examine what effect metaphor use has on women's power in the political arena. Now in paperback, this wide-ranging collection of language-based studies will interest students and researchers in discourse analysis, political communication, gender studies, journalism, and media studies.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages287
ISBN (Electronic)9780230245235
ISBN (Print)9780230203457, 9781349301270
Publication statusPublished - 9 Oct 2009

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Gender
  • Gender & Politics
  • Conceptual Metaphors
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language and Linguistics
  • General Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Literature and Language
  • Linguistics
  • gender
  • parliament
  • Spanish
  • women


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