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Deliberate conventional metaphor in images: the case of corporate branding discourse

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Deliberate conventional metaphor in images : the case of corporate branding discourse. / Ng, Carl Jon Way; Koller, Veronika.

In: Metaphor and Symbol, Vol. 28, No. 3, 2013, p. 131-147.

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Ng, Carl Jon Way ; Koller, Veronika. / Deliberate conventional metaphor in images : the case of corporate branding discourse. In: Metaphor and Symbol. 2013 ; Vol. 28, No. 3. pp. 131-147.

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