May 23, 2022  
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
ARCHIVED 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SGBH 229 - Theories of Metaphor and Conceptual Blending

4.00 credit hours
(Same as: SGBN 229  and SGBS 229 .) Metaphors are arguably at the root of all meaning making. They occur and recur in virtually every kind of communication, even non-linguistic forms. At their core, however, metaphors are notoriously difficult to understand in their own right. This course surveys a variety of literary, philosophical, psychological, historical and linguistic theories of the work of metaphors in texts from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

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