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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: James Geary - Metaphorically Speaking

TED Conferences LLC
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Lost jobs, wayward lovers, wars and famine - for just about any of life's curveballs there's a metaphor, and James Geary has got it. In this TEDTalk, the wordsmith waxes on about this fascinating fixture of human language, bringing scribes from Aristotle to Elvis into the discussion. But this isn't just about grammar. "Metaphorical thinking is essential to how we understand ourselves and others, how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent," Geary says. "Metaphor is a way of thought before it is a way with words.
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10 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 10, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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James Geary
James Geary - Metaphorically Speaking
Metaphorically Speaking
  • Metaphors Live a Secret Life (2:18)
  • Making and Understanding Metaphors (2:56)
  • Metaphor Matters (2:32)
  • Fossil Metaphors (1:22)
  • Credits: TEDTalks: James Geary - Metaphorically Speaking (0:05)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
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48479 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (10 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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