Partington 98, below, has a chapter on metaphors & corpora. His method is based
on inspection of concordances and analysis of collocations.
Partington, A. (1998). *Patterns and Meanings - Using Corpora for English
Language Research and Teaching*. (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 2.)
Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
Deignan 99 also looks at metaphor through concordance data:
Deignan, A. (1999). Corpus-based research into metaphor. In L. Cameron & G. Low
(Eds.), *Researching and Applying Metaphor* (pp. 203-220). Cambridge: Cambridge
So does the other Deignan 99:
Deignan, A. (1999). Linguistic metaphor and collocation in nonliterary corpus
data. *Metaphor and Symbol*, *14*(1), 19-36.
I think Stubbs 1996 also includes a chapter on metaphor, but don't have book at
hand at the moment to check.
Stubbs, M. (1996). *Text and Corpus Analysis -- Computer-Assisted Studies of
Language and Culture*. Oxford: Blackwell.
Dr Tony Berber Sardinha
Catholic University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
> From: Denis Jamet <email@example.com>
> To: CORPORA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Corpora: metaphors
> Date: 08 October 1999 04:57
> Hi everyone,
> I am currently working on metaphors, and trying to find a way of
> "extracting" metaphors from a corpus. The problem I came across is that
> metaphor, consisting in a semantic shift, shows no formal features (i.e.
> there are no distinctive features between "John is a boy" (literal) and
> "John is a lion" (figurative)). Does anyone know how to retrieve
> metaphors from a corpus ? Or does anyone happen to know a "corpus of
> metaphors" ?
> Denis Jamet
> Professor of English Linguistics
> Université Jean Moulin - Lyon3