A concordance-based study of metaphoric expressions used by general practitioners and patients in consultation.

@article{Skelton2002ACS,
  title={A concordance-based study of metaphoric expressions used by general practitioners and patients in consultation.},
  author={John R. Skelton and Andy Wearn and F D Richard Hobbs},
  journal={The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners},
  year={2002},
  volume={52 475},
  pages={114-8}
}
BACKGROUND All languages use metaphoric expressions; some deliberately chosen, some (for example, 'digesting information') not usually perceived as metaphoric. Increasingly, it is suggested metaphoric expressions constrain the way we conceptualise the world, as well as being a means of achieving stylistic effect. AIM To study metaphoric expressions used… CONTINUE READING