By Word of Mouth

Metaphor, metonymy and linguistic action in a cognitive perspective

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This volume contains seven synchronic and diachronic empirical investigations into the expression and conceptualization of linguistic action in English, focusing on figurative extensions. The following issues are explored:
  • Source domains, and their relation to the complexities of linguistic action as a target domain.
  • The role of axiological parameter, the experiential grounding of metaphors expressing value judgements and the part played by image-schemata, how value judgements come about and their socio-cultural embedding.
  • The graded character of metaphoricity and its correlation with degrees of recoverability/salience.
  • The interaction of metonymy and metaphor, e.g. the question what factors motivate the conventionalization of metonymies, which includes the perspective that conventionalized metaphors frequently have a metonymic origin.
  • The role of image-schemata in the organization and development of a lexical subfield, which raises new questions on the nature of metaphor, the identification of source and target domains and the Invariance Hypothesis.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 33] 1995.  xii, 254 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The empirical depth to which this volume examines one coherent area of metaphorization in English, including theoretical and historical discussion, is a true benefit to the maturation of Cognitive Linguistics.”
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