Multimodal Metaphorical Language Use in Talk Show

Xiaowei ZHANG, Zhanfang LI


Multimodal metaphor analysis breaks the boundaries between the literal words and the other modes and has them combined to get better utterance interpretation. It successfully takes metaphorical language use into consideration. Multimodal metaphorical language use analysis is positioned as the most effective approach to figure out the underlying meanings. Taking all the related influencing factors or modes into consideration, this paper formulates a framework to analyze  the metaphorical language use in Talk Show performance. It shows the great importance of finding out the interrelated connections among images, gestures, and language itself. Multimodal metaphorical language use shows its priority by laying a powerful foundation for more precise utterance interpretation.


Multimodal; Metaphorical language use; Talk show

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