This book is based on the results of my PhD research. It introduces and then deals with the use of MIP, the Metaphor Identification Procedure, in some detail. I show how to apply MIP and discuss some of my solutions to some problems that arose in its use.
The book is an introduction to MIP, the Metaphor Identification Procedure described by the Pragglejaz Group (2007). The name of the Pragglejaz Group derives from the first letter of the first names of the ten original members of the group who devised MIP: Peter Crisp, Ray Gibbs, Alan Cienki, Graham Low, Gerard Steen, Lynne Cameron, Elena Semino, Joe Grady, Alice Deignan, and Zoltan Kövecses. MIP is the result of a project co-sponsored by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and the British Academy which involved the development of a reliable procedure for finding metaphorically used words in natural discourse. The work was carried out at the Vrije Universiteit (Free University), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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