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Show simple item record Iizyenda, Naitsikile Ndategako 2018-06-21T08:05:08Z 2018-06-21T08:05:08Z 2018
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in English Studies en_US
dc.description.abstract Metaphors enrich a language and help people understand abstract or unfamiliar content. By linking abstract information to a concrete concept, it becomes easier for people to understand the information. This thesis is an investigation into the meaning of metaphors that appear in the editorials of the New Era newspaper. The purpose of the study was to examine the use and functions of different types of metaphors and how metaphors contribute to convey the meaning of the message in the editorials of the newspaper. The research also explored the various influences of cultural elements on metaphors. This research was qualitative in nature. The data collected were critically examined using the Metaphor Identification Procedure (MIP), a tool that is used to identify metaphor in discourse. The study is informed by the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT). The investigation reveals that our thoughts and perceptions about target domains are structured in metaphors which are common in our everyday experiences. Furthermore, the study shows that a proper interpretation of a metaphoric utterance ultimately requires a reader’s knowledge of mappings or correspondences between the literal senses of words used in their source domains and the distinct figurative meaning they have gained in the target domain. The research reveals that metaphors are common in newspaper discourse and contributes to the existing body of knowledge on Namibian newspaper discourse. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Namibia en_US
dc.subject Metaphors en_US
dc.subject New Era en_US
dc.title Metaphors and meaning in the editorials of the New Era newspaper, 2016: a linguistic exploration en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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