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Steps in learning how metaphor works in everyday life:

 

 

 

The first step is to consciously distinguish between Target and Source domains(Clicking on the links takes you to pages designed to help learn this distinction in practice.)

 

 

 

 

 

Then understand metaphor entailments and correspondence mappings.

 

 

 

 

 

Next grasp how inference patterns and normative expectations work.

 

 

 

 

 

And explore some generic level structures in metaphor.

 

 

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