Exploiting a semantic annotation tool for metaphor analysis

  title={Exploiting a semantic annotation tool for metaphor analysis},
  author={Andrew Hardie and Veronika Koller and Paul Rayson and Elena Semino},
In this paper, we describe the development and exploitation of a corpus-based tool for the identification of metaphorical patterns in large datasets. The analysis of metaphor as a cognitive and cultural, rather than solely linguistic, phenomenon has become central as metaphor researchers working within ‘Cognitive Metaphor Theory’ have drawn attention to the presence of systematic and pervasive conventional metaphorical patterns in ‘ordinary’ language (e.g. I’m at a crossroads in my life… CONTINUE READING
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