"There are books that deserve a special place for their being long-lasting and valuable contributions to the clarification of a field or a theoretical object. Metaphor and Thought has been one among them since it first appeared in 1979 and is still certainly so, now, in this enriched second edition." Cristina Cacciari, Contemporary Psychology
"...an excellent investment for anyone who would like to sample a menu rich in papers on this crucial psychological process. For those still wavering in skepticism (who cannot believe metaphor is all that crucial), this book could well make the difference." Contemporary Psychology
"Ortony and others involved in this project are to be congratulated...this volume is a persuasive demonstration that for the theories of language, communication, and cognition, an adequate account of metaphor is a necessity and no mere nicety." Canadian Journal of Philosophy
This new edition reflects the surge of interest in and research into the nature and function of metaphor in language and thought. Reorganized and expanded, it includes six new chapters as well as updated versions of the original essays to cover recent developments in the field.