What is it about?
The chapter responds to four chapters published in the same book. Each of these chapters addresses visual/multimodal metaphor in a visual or audiovisual medium.
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Why is it important?
The chapter ends with ideas about how the field can mature by addressing visual and multimodal manifestations beyond the fairly well-theorized metaphor and metonymy, arguing for an inclusive Conceptual Trope Theory. Moreover cross-fertilization with other disciplines (such as multimodality and rhetoric) is called for.
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This page is a summary of: Developments in multimodal metaphor studies: A response to Górska, Coëgnarts, Porto & Romano, and Muelas-Gil, September 2019, De Gruyter, DOI: 10.1515/9783110629460-017.
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