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Professor Alice Deignan's Publications


  • Deignan AH, Littlemore J, Semino E, Figurative language, genre and register, Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013)

  • Researching and applying metaphor in the real world, ed. by Low G and others (John Benjamins, 2010)

  • Deignan AH, Metaphor and Corpus Linguistics (John Benjamins, 2005), viii,235p

  • Deignan A, Collins Cobuild Guides to English 7: Metaphor (London: HarperCollins, 1995)

Journal Articles

  • Deignan A, ‘MIP, the corpus and dictionaries: What makes for the best metaphor analysis?’, Metaphor and the Social World, 5.1 (2015), 145-154
    DOI: 10.1075/msw.5.1.09dei, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83351/

  • Deignan A, Low G, ‘Editors’ note’, Metaphor and the Social World, 4.2 (2014), 147-147
    DOI: 10.1075/msw.4.2.00edi

  • Deignan A, ‘Converging evidence: Methodological and theoretical issues for linguistic research’, REVIEW OF COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS, 11.1 (2013), 207-214
    DOI: 10.1075/rcl.11.1.07dei

  • Semino E, Deignan A, Littlemore J, ‘Metaphor, genre and recontextualisation’, Metaphor and Symbol, 28.1 (2013), 41-59

  • Deignan AH, Cameron L, ‘A re-examination of UNDERSTANDING IS SEEING’, Journal of Cognitive Semiotics, 5.1-2 (2013)

  • Deignan AH, ‘Deliberateness is not unique to metaphor: A Response to Gibbs’, Metaphor and the Social World, 1.1 (2011), 57-60

  • Cameron L, Cienki A, Crisp P, Deignan A, Gibbs R, Grady J, Kovecses Z, Low G, Semino E, Steen G, ‘MIP: A method for identifying metaphorically used words in discourse’, Metaphor and Symbol, 22/1 (2007), 1-40

  • Cameron LJ, Deignan AH, ‘The emergence of metaphor in discourse’, Applied Linguistics, 27.4 (2006), 671-690
    DOI: 10.1093/applin/aml032

  • Skorczynska H, Deignan A, ‘Readership and purpose in the choice of economics metaphor’, Metaphor and Symbol, 21/2 (2006), 87-104

  • Deignan A, ‘A corpus-linguistic perspective on the relationship between metonymy and metaphor’, Style, 39(1) (2005), 72-91

  • Deignan A, ‘Corpus approaches to critical metaphor analysis’, METAPHOR AND SYMBOL, 20.4 (2005), 295-301
    DOI: 10.1207/s15327868ms2004_4

  • Deignan AH, Potter L, ‘A corpus study of metaphors and metonyms in English and Italian’, Journal of Pragmatics, 36.7 (2004), 1231-1252
    DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2003.10.010

  • Deignan AH, ‘Metaphorical Expressions and Culture: An Indirect Link’, Metaphor and Symbol, 18.4 (2003), 255-271
    DOI: 10.1207/S15327868MS1804_3

  • Cameron LJ, Deignan AH, ‘Combining large and small corpora to investigate tuning devices around metaphor in spoken discourse’, Metaphor and Symbol, 18.3 (2003), 149-160
    DOI: 10.1207/S15327868MS1803_02

  • Deignan AH, ‘Metaphorical polysemy and paradigmatic relations: A corpus study’, Word: Journal of the Linguistic Circle of New York, 50.3 (1999), 319-338

  • Deignan AH, ‘Linguistic Metaphors and Collocation in Nonliterary Corpus Data’, Metaphor and Symbol, 14.1 (1999), 19-36

  • Deignan AH, Gabrys D, Solska A, ‘Teaching English metaphors using cross-linguistic awareness raising activities’, ELT Journal, 51.4 (1997), 352-360


  • Deignan AH, ‘Mappings and narrative in figurative communication’, in Metaphor: Embodied Cognition and Discourse, ed. by Hampe B (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/100624/

  • Deignan A, ‘From linguistic to conceptual metaphors’, in The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language ([n.pub.], 2016), 102-116
    DOI: 10.4324/9781315672953, Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/106815/

  • Deignan A, ‘Payback and punishment: Metaphors in Scottish penal policy’, in Metaphor in Specialist Discourse, ed. by Berenike Herrmann J and Berber Sardinha T (Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2015), 79-100
    Repository URL: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/83352/

  • Deignan AH, ‘Figurative language in discourse’, in Cognitive Pragmatics (Mouton de Gruyter, 2012)

  • Deignan A, Semino E, ‘Corpus techniques for metaphor analysis’, in Metaphor Analysis: Research Practice in Applied Linguistics, Social Sciences and the Humanities (Equinox, 2010)

  • Deignan A, ‘The evaluative properties of metaphors’, in Researching and applying metaphor in the real world, ed. by Low G and others (John Benjamins, 2010), 357-374

  • Deignan A, ‘The cognitive view of metaphor: Conceptual metaphor theory’, in Metaphor Analysis: Research Practice in Applied Linguistics, Social Sciences and the Humanities (Equinox, 2010)

  • Deignan A, ‘Searching for metaphorical patterns in corpora’, in Contemporary Corpus Linguistics, ed. by Baker P (Continuum, 2009), 9-31

  • Deignan AH, ‘Corpus Linguistics and Metaphor’, in The Cambridge Handbook of Metaphor and Thought, ed. by Gibbs R (Cambridge University Press, 2008), 280-294

  • Deignan AH, ‘Corpus Linguistic Data and Conceptual Metaphor Theory’, in Confronting Metaphor in Use: An Applied Linguistic Approach, ed. by Zanotto MS, Cameron L and Cavalcanti MC (John Benjamins, 2008), 149-162

  • Deignan A, ‘Image' metaphors and connotation in everyday language’, in Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics volume 5, ed. by Ruiz de Mendoza F (John Benjamins, 2007)

  • Deignan AH, ‘The grammar of linguistic metaphors’, in Corpus-based approaches to metaphor and metonymy, ed. by Stefanowitsch A and Gries S, Trends in Linguistics. Studies Monographs 171 (Mouton de Gruyter, 2006), 106-122

  • Deignan A, ‘Persuasive uses of metaphor in discourse about business and the economy’, in Words in context: A tribute to John Sinclair (University of Birmingham: English Language Research Discourse Analysis Monograph 18, 2000)

  • Deignan AH, ‘Corpus-based research into metaphor’, in Researching and Applying Metaphor, ed. by Cameron L and Low G (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999), 177-199

  • Deignan AH, ‘Metaphors of Desire’, in Language and Desire: Encoding sex, romance and intimacy, ed. by Harvey K and Shalom C (London: Routledge, 1997), 21-42

  • Deignan AH, ‘Pragmatics and lexical analysis’, in Insights I: New Research by Members of IATEFL, ed. by Field and others (IATEFL, 1996), 33-38

Conference Papers

  • Low G, Todd Z, Deignan A, Cameron L, ‘Editors' introduction’, in RESEARCHING AND APPLYING METAPHOR IN THE REAL WORLD ([n.pub.], 2010), 26, VII-XII

  • Baynham MJ, Deignan AH, White AG, ‘Applied Linguistics at the Interface’, in Applied linguistics at the interface, British Studies in Applied Linguistics, vol. 19 (British Association for Applied Linguistics in association with Equinox, 2004), 1-10

  • Deignan AH, Lima A, Lopez-Mora R, ‘Metaphor, Culture and the Classroom’

  • Deignan AH, ‘Metaphor-signalling devices in talk’

  • Deignan AH, ‘Metaphor and collocation: a corpus study’

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