Collins COBUILD English Guides provide extensive information on specific areas of today's English, using the evidence from The Bank of English to select what is really important.
This book is suitable for upper-intermediate and advanced students and teachers of English. It focuses on some of the most frequently used metaphors in written and spoken English, with real examples taken from The Bank of English.
Each chapter takes an aspect of the human world and looks at the metaphors which are derived from it. For example, the chapter on machines and vehicles looks at how words such as 'machinery', 'mechanism', and 'lever' are used metaphorically to talk about systems and actions.ISBN: