Linda L. Thornburg

List of John Benjamins publications for which Linda L. Thornburg plays a role.

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Subjects Cognitive linguistics | Historical linguistics | Languages of North America | Theoretical linguistics

Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar

Edited by Klaus-Uwe Panther, Linda L. Thornburg and Antonio Barcelona

[Human Cognitive Processing, 25] 2009. xiii, 423 pp.
Subjects Cognitive linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing

Edited by Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 113] 2003. xi, 280 pp.
Subjects Cognitive linguistics | Pragmatics

Articles

Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2019 Chapter 7. Figurative reasoning in hedged performativesMetaphor and Metonymy in the Digital Age: Theory and methods for building repositories of figurative language, Bolognesi, Marianna, Mario Brdar and Kristina Š. Despot (eds.), pp. 175–198 | Chapter
This chapter combines a cognitive linguistic and a pragmatic approach to a specific class of speech acts known as hedged performatives, such as I can offer you a five-year contract, which, despite the modal hedge can on the illocutionary verb offer, conventionally counts as an offer. We demonstrate… read more
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2018 Chapter 5. What kind of reasoning mode is metonymy?Conceptual Metonymy: Methodological, theoretical, and descriptive issues, Blanco-Carrión, Olga, Antonio Barcelona and Rossella Pannain (eds.), pp. 121–160 | Chapter
In this chapter we present new arguments for a conception of metonymy as a contingent, i.e. defeasible, inferential relation between a source and a target sense within the same conceptual frame. Some scholars have raised objections against our approach to metonymy, claiming that there exist… read more
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2017 Chapter 1. Exploitingwh-questions for expressive purposesStudies in Figurative Thought and Language, Athanasiadou, Angeliki (ed.), pp. 18–40 | Chapter
This chapter offers a conceptual-pragmatic analysis of the constructionWh-x do you think [ complement clause …], which exhibits the morphosyntactic form ofwh-interrogative sentences and may indeed be used with a question meaning,… read more
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2017 Chapter 4. The role of inferencing in the interpretation of two expressive speech act constructionsConstructing Families of Constructions: Analytical perspectives and theoretical challenges, Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, Francisco José, Alba Luzondo Oyón and Paula Pérez-Sobrino (eds.), pp. 109–134 | Chapter
We analyze two illocutionary constructions, viz. an autonomous complement clause construction, instantiated by That it should come to this!, and a wh-interrogative construction, such as What do think you are doing? Both constructions convey emotive and evaluative senses and have a factual… read more
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2014 Metonymy and the way we speakRevista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics 27:1, pp. 168–186 | Article
In this article we investigate correlations between semantically equivalent expressions (organized in manner scales according to the formal properties of length, prosodic prominence, and grammaticalization) and their varying potential to trigger a certain metonymic interpretation. We focus on… read more
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2012 Editors’ prefaceFrom Space to Time: A cognitive analysis of the Cora locative system and its temporal extensions, Casad, Eugene H., pp. xxi–xxiv | Miscellaneous
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2011 Emotion and desire in independent complement clauses: A case study from GermanCognitive Linguistics: Convergence and Expansion, Brdar, Mario, Stefan Th. Gries and Milena Žic Fuchs (eds.), pp. 87–114 | Article
We advocate the use of theoretical tools from both cognitive linguistics and contemporary pragmatics to analyze complement clause constructions that are syntactically dependent but independent in terms of their illocutionary force, as exemplified in English by That it should have come to this! Such… read more
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2009 Aspect and metonymy in the French passé simpleMetonymy and Metaphor in Grammar, Panther, Klaus-Uwe, Linda L. Thornburg and Antonio Barcelona (eds.), pp. 177–195 | Article
The present article investigates a construction that displays a “mismatch” between form and content/function, instantiated by expressions like nice and comfy/clean/warm. This nice and Adj pattern has a “literal” transparent meaning, which corresponds to its coordinative syntax, but it is on its… read more
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2009 Introduction: On figuration in grammarMetonymy and Metaphor in Grammar, Panther, Klaus-Uwe, Linda L. Thornburg and Antonio Barcelona (eds.), pp. 1–44 | Miscellaneous
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2003 Metonymies as natural inference and activation schemas: The case of dependent clauses as independent speech actsMetonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing, Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg (eds.), pp. 127–147 | Article
Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg 2003 Introduction: On the nature of conceptual metonymyMetonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing, Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg (eds.), pp. 1–20 | Miscellaneous
Thornburg, Linda L. and Klaus-Uwe Panther 2000 Why we subject incorporate (in English): a post-Whorfian viewExplorations in Linguistic Relativity, Pütz, Martin and Marjolijn H. Verspoor (eds.), pp. 319 ff. | Article
Thornburg, Linda L. and Klaus-Uwe Panther 1997 Speech Act MetonymiesDiscourse and Perspective in Cognitive Linguistics, Liebert, Wolf-Andreas, Gisela Redeker and Linda R. Waugh (eds.), pp. 205 ff. | Article