LINGUIST List 11.942

Mon Apr 24 2000

Disc: Literary Semantics

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  1. Djordje Vidanovic, Re: 11.932, Disc: Literary Semantics

Message 1: Re: 11.932, Disc: Literary Semantics

Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 15:42:30 +0200
From: Djordje Vidanovic <>
Subject: Re: 11.932, Disc: Literary Semantics

With all due respect to Moonhawk, I must humbly inquire if
his idea explains away non-perceptual phenomena that we describe in
natural language every day. What I have in mind is the notorious
Lakoff example about the balloon that went up and the counter-example
about prices that went up. In the latter case the event/process
described is impossible to perceive but is still covered by some kind of
natural language mechanism. Will Moonhawk venture an
explanation of this mechanism? Methinks that metaphorical language
was used. What sayeth Moonhawk?

Djordje Vidanovic
University of Nis, Serbia
Faculty of Philosophy,
Cirila i Metodija 2
18000 Nis
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