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This paper examines patterns of metaphor in usage. Four samples of text excerpts of on average 47,000 words each were taken from the British National Corpus and annotated for metaphor. The linguistic… (More)
The latest major group of plants to evolve were the grasses. These became important in the mid-Paleogene about 40 million years ago. During evolution, leaf CO2 uptake and transpirational water loss… (More)
formal, academic one. The identification of the contextual meaning of this lexical item yields ‘[FORMAL] to study something’ (Macmillan’s sense no. 4, or MM4). In the next step we identify the basic… (More)
Sepsis caused by Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcus) is a rapidly progressing, life-threatening disease. Because its initial symptoms are rather unspecific, medical attention is often sought too… (More)
This chapter introduces the overall purpose, theoretical background, andstructure of this collective volume. We start with our initial motivation, advancingthe empirical study of metaphor in… (More)
Stomata are microscopic pores found on the surfaces of leaves that act to control CO2 uptake and water loss. By integrating information derived from endogenous signals with cues from the surrounding… (More)