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Health Metaphors (Pre-Med, HESP, PSYC)

Legal Metaphors

  • Making Sense of Metaphors

  • "Building on the work of Marshall McLuhan, Walter Ong, David Howes and other scholars of the senses, this article examines the reconfiguration of contemporary American legal discourse represented by the apparent shift from mostly visually-evocative metaphors for law and legal practice (judicial 'review,' 'bright-line' distinctions, 'penumbras' of authority, 'observing' the law, 'squaring'precedents, etc.) towards a greater number of aurally-evocative figures of speech (law as 'dialogue', 'conversation', 'polyphony',etc.)."

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