Producing Figurative Expression

Theoretical, experimental and practical perspectives

ORCID logoJohn Barnden | University of Birmingham
Andrew Gargett | Open University
ISBN 9789027208033 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027260406 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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This collection contains a selection of recent work on people’s production of figurative language (metaphoric, ironic, metonymic, hyperbolic, ...) and similarly of figurative expression in visual media and artefact design. The articles illuminate issues such as why and under what circumstances people produce figurative expression and how it is moulded by their aims. By focusing on production, the intention is to help stimulate more academic research on it and redress historically lower levels of published work on generation than on understanding of figurative expression. The contributions stretch across various academic disciplines—mainly psychology, cognitive linguistics and applied linguistics, but with a representation also of philosophy and artificial intelligence—and across different types of endeavour—theoretical investigation and model building, experimental studies, and applications focussed work (for instance, figurative expression in product design and online support groups). There is also a wide-ranging introductory chapter that touches on areas outside the scope of the contributed articles and discusses difficult issues such as a complex interplay of production and understanding.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 10] 2020.  viii, 549 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“To conclude, this volume is a truly necessary resource for anyone interested in figurative language, and in particular, its production. Since the research on figurative expressions has been overwhelmingly focused on its comprehension, rather than on its production, this volume fills a substantial gap in the literature by uniting interdisciplinary approaches which use a wide variety of methods and suggest possible methodological obstacles in metaphor production studies. There is no doubt that this book will directly inspire impactful future research on metaphor production.”
“The edited volume “Producing Figurative Expression” presents research into the production of metaphor, irony, hyperbole, and other forms of figurative expressions across discourse domains, disciplines, and potentially also cultures. With this, the book sets the agenda for new lines of investigation in the study of figurative expression production.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020040072 | Marc record