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a language that can be used to describe languages

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However, not every subclass within the general class of verb of communication is sensitive to the use of the conduit metaphor within its semantic structure.
We have suggested that the verb phone patterns with say verbs in that it is conceptually grounded in the conduit metaphor, which explains why it cannot be subsumed into the ditransitive construction.
Not to put too fine a point on it, Reddy found the conduit metaphor distasteful and suggested that our use of it was at the root of a great deal of human misunderstanding.
the four categories which constitute the "major framework" of the conduit metaphor [.
Michael Reddy argues that the Conduit Metaphor is the prevalent metaphor in western descriptions of language, including attempts to improve and understand communication.
The framework of the Conduit Metaphor forces us to conceive of language structures as containers, and thoughts and feelings as objects we insert into them, successfully or unsuccessfully.
The idea of the relational character of communication differs strongly from the so called conduit metaphor which is the dominant view of communication, for example, in the lion part of managerial textbooks (Axley, 1984; Bokeno, 2002).
Reedy, "The Conduit Metaphor - A Case of Frame Conflict in Our Language about Language," in A.
For the present purposes, the following are brief definitions drawn from Reddy's (1979) work: conceptual metaphors are metaphors that signify and embrace any use of metaphor which embraces a core concept; root metaphors are metaphors that embody an underlying worldview that shapes an individual's understanding of a situation; conduit metaphors are metaphors that state figuratively that language is a vehicle for communication through the following framework: language is a conduit, speakers insert thoughts and words, words contain thoughts, and listeners extract thoughts from words.
The author traces the musical and cultural pilgrimages of musicians like Khamvong Insixiengmai, a premier Laotian-born lam singer, while burrowing into and out of his creative process and devices with a consciousness of conduit metaphors, verb morphology, and metalanguage as well as a deft textual and musical analysis of his songs: "Khamvong's songs have no hero in the mold of Achilles, Arthur, or Roland.