Metaphor and Metonymy revisited beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor

Recent developments and applications

ORCID logoFrancisco Gonzálvez-García | University of Almeria
ORCID logoMaría Sandra Peña-Cervel | University of La Rioja
ORCID logoLorena Pérez-Hernández | University of La Rioja
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The contributions in this volume go beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor complementing it in a number of relevant ways. Some of the papers argue for a more dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to metaphor looking into it from semiotic, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives. Other contributions focus on the crucial role played by metaphor and metonymy in meaning construction at a discourse/textual level. Finally, the volume also includes proposals which revolve around the alleged universal nature of metaphorical mappings and their suitability to account for grammatical phenomena.
The contributions in this volume display an ample gamut of theoretical approaches pointing to the viability of taking a functional-cognitive stance on the analysis of metaphor and metonymy in contrast to a purely cognitive one.
This book is structured into three major sections: i) the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: revisions and recent developments; ii) metaphor and/or metonymy across different discourse/genre types; and iii) the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: current applications. Originally published in Review of Cognitive Linguistics 9:1 (2011).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 56] 2013.  vi, 318 pp.
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“Conceptual Metaphor Theory is one of the areas in Cognitive Linguistics with the highest number of scholars and publications. This volume is an invaluable contribution to the state of the art in CMT: a number of first-class international scholars show that the theoretical and applied work on the topic is in constant progress and that a variety of approaches exist, in spite of the undeniable commonality of theoretical thought. An extremely welcome contribution to the field for anyone interested in Cognitive Linguistics and its new developments.”
“This volume offers a state-of-the art collection of chapters on conceptual metaphor and metonymy by leading experts in the field. It ranges from contributions that reevaluate and refine the theory of metaphor and analyze the conceptual structure and pragmatic function of metaphor and metonymy in various discourse genres, to applications of metaphor theory in translation and language pedagogy. It will be of use to both specialists and general readers who wish to update themselves on contemporary research in figurative language and thought.”
“This book is a must for metaphor researchers in order to keep updated on the recent developments of the contemporary theory of metaphor. By bringing together both theoretical proposals and current applications, the editors succeed in offering an engaging, thought-provoking, and scientifically sound volume.”
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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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