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Title: 'Ladders for climbing up or jumping off?’ On the interpretation of metaphors in political discourse in Hong Kong
Authors: Chan, ASL
Yap, FH 
Issue Date: Sep-2013
Source: The 7th Annual International Free Linguistics Conference (FLC), 27-28 September 2013, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong How to cite?
Abstract: The presentation aims at
1.To explore how politicians make use of metaphors to address or frame social issues during the Legislative Council Election 2012.
2.To explain the latent symbolic representations and concepts involved in these metaphors.
3.To study how the symbolic representations of the same metaphor can sometimes be negotiated and reframed by the rivals.
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