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An Analysis of the War Metaphors Used in Spoken Commentaries of the 2004 Edition of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Matches in Zimbabwe

@article{Chapanga2004AnAO,
  title={An Analysis of the War Metaphors Used in Spoken Commentaries of the 2004 Edition of the Premier Soccer League (PSL) Matches in Zimbabwe},
  author={Evans Chapanga},
  journal={Zambezia},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={62-79}
}
Soccer commentaries on television are characterised by metaphor-carrying language and expression. After introducing the Interactionist Theory of Metaphor and the classic Cognitive Metaphor Theory, this article analyses how soccer commentators make use of war metaphor when describing live soccer matches. Based on a qualitative analysis of spoken commentary during the 2004 edition of Premier Soccer League (PSL) matches in Zimbabwe, the article proceeds to establish the kind of war metaphors… 

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