Metaphors of conversion, metaphors of change

Fienup-Riordan, Ann
January 1997
Arctic Anthropology;1997, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p102
Academic Journal
Explores the use of metaphor in the public oratory of Yupik speakers in Alaska. Elders' use of metaphors; Metaphors of change; Metaphors of conversion; Masters of metaphors.


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