Keynote - The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Metaphor http://www.composeconference.org/2018-melbourne/speakers/#julie_moronuki Metaphor is a figure of speech that describes one thing in terms of another, ignoring literal differences in favor of some similarity the author wants readers to notice. Most people come away from their English or literature courses with the impression that this is all metaphor is, a poetic device that might be pretty but is always unnecessary and may even obscure the real world or obstruct technical discussions. This isn't how linguists and cognitive scientists think of metaphor, however. Decades of research into the nature of metaphor suggests that conceptual metaphors...
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