Film, Metaphor, and Qualia Salience

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The article analyzes the difference between vision-cued metaphors and language-cued metaphors and discusses how brain processes might provide different affordances for making verbal metaphors and making visual metaphors. Visual communication possess complex and concrete salient information whereas language is abstract and may need metaphors to provide qualia salience. Visual communication has difficulties in constructing salient metaphors. The point is demonstrated by analyses of a number of film metaphors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmbodied Metaphors in Film, Television, and Video Games : Cognitive Approaches
EditorsKathrin Fahlenbrach
Number of pages14
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date12 Oct 2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-85083-5
ISBN (Electronic)9781317531210
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2015
SeriesRoutledge research in cultural and media studies

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