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Message 1: Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing: Panther, Thornburg (eds)

Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 16:18:28 +0000
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Subject: Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing: Panther, Thornburg (eds)

Title: Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series 113
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: John Benjamins,		 
Book URL:
Editor: Klaus-Uwe Panther, University of Hamburg 
Editor: Linda L. Thornburg, University of Hamburg 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114007, Pages: xii, 285 pp., Price: USD 85.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027253552, Pages: xii, 285 pp., Price: EUR 85.00

In recent years, conceptual metonymy has been recognized as a
cognitive phenomenon that is as fundamental as metaphor for reasoning
and the construction of meaning. The thoroughly revised chapters in
the present volume originated as presentations in a workshop organized
by the editors for the 7th International Pragmatics Conference held in
Budapest in 2000. They constitute, according to an anonymous reviewer,
"an interesting contribution to both cognitive linguistics and
pragmatics." The contributions aim to bridge the gap, and encourage
discussion, between cognitive linguists and scholars working in a
pragmatic framework. Topics include the metonymic basis of explicature
and implicature, the role of metonymically-based inferences in speech
act and discourse interpretation, the pragmatic meaning of grammatical
constructions, the impact of metonymic mappings on and their
interaction with grammatical structure, the role of metonymic
inferencing and implicature in linguistic change, and the comparison
of metonymic principles across languages and different cultural

Table of contents

List of contributors ix 
Acknowledgments xi 
Introduction: On the nature of conceptual metonymy 
 Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg 1-20 

Part I. The place of metonymy in cognition and pragmatics 
Cognitive operations and pragmatic implication 
 Francisco Jos� Ruiz de Mendoza Ib��ez and Lorena P�rez Hern�ndez
Metonymy and conceptual blending 
 Seana Coulson and Todd Oakley 51-79 
The case for a metonymic basis of pragmatic inferencing: Evidence from
jokes and funny anecdotes
 Antonio Barcelona 81-102 

Part II. Metonymic inferencing and grammatical structure 
A construction-based approach to indirect speech acts 
 Anatol Stefanowitsch 105-126 
Metonymies as natural inference and activation schemas: The case of
dependent clauses as independent speech acts
 Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg 127-147 
Metonymic pathways to neuter-gender human nominals in German 
 Klaus-Michael K�pcke and David A. Zubin 149-166 

Part III. Metonymic inferencing and linguistic change 
The development of counterfactual implicatures in English: A case of
metonymy or M-inference?
 Debra Ziegeler 169-203 
Metonymy and pragmatic inference in the functional reanalysis of
grammatical morphemes in Japanese
 Shigeko Okamoto 205-220 

Part IV. Metonymic inferencing across languages 
Metonymic construals of shopping requests in have- and be-languages 
G�nter Radden and Ken-ichi Seto 223-239 
Metonymic coding of linguistic action in English, Croatian and
 Mario Brdar and Rita Brdar-Szab� 241-266 
Name index 267-269 
Metonymy and metaphor index 271-273 
Subject index 275-280

Lingfield(s): Cognitive Science

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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