Metaphor and Metonymy in the Digital Age

Theory and methods for building repositories of figurative language

ORCID logoMarianna Bolognesi | University of Oxford
ORCID logoMario Brdar | University of Osijek, Croatia
Kristina Š. Despot | Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics
ISBN 9789027203441 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027262295 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book describes methods, risks, and challenges involved in the construction of metaphor and metonymy digital repositories. The first part of this volume showcases established and new projects around the world in which metaphors and metonymies are harvested and classified. The second part provides a series of cognitive linguistic studies focused on highlighting and discussing theoretical and methodological risks and challenges involved in building these digital resources. The volume is a result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between cognitive linguists, psychologists, and computational scientists supporting an overarching idea that metaphor and metonymy play a central role in human cognition, and that they are deeply entrenched in recurring patterns of bodily experience. Throughout the volume, a variety of methods are proposed to collect and analyze both conceptual metaphors and metonymies and their linguistic and visual expressions.
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“This volume will be invaluable for anyone looking to build or use an electronic repository for research on figurative language, particularly metaphor. [...] An excellent fit for anyone looking for a map of the pitfalls of electronic repositories of figurative language.”
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019017839 | Marc record