LINGUIST List 9.1475

Thu Oct 22 1998

Sum: Quantifying metaphors

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  1. k.auty, Quantifying metaphors

Message 1: Quantifying metaphors

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 12:19:41 GMT+0
From: k.auty <>
Subject: Quantifying metaphors

I recently posted a query on the linguist list regarding the 
quantification and categorisation of figurative language. I was 
particularly interested in metaphor. I would like to thank the 
following people for their responses:

Daniel Currie Hall
Andrew Rosta
George Elgin
Suzette Haden Elgin
Tim Clausner
Carrasquel Debus

A list of the recommended sources regarding metaphor follows:

 URL -- -- (for the Union of International organisations)

Clausner, T.C., & Croft, W. (1997). "Productivity and
schematicity in metaphors." Cognitive Science, 21(3), pp. 247-

Jakobson, Roman. 1956. "Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of
Aphasic Disturbances." In Jakobson, Roman, and Morris Halle,
Fundamentals of Language_, pp. 55-82. The Hague: Mouton.

Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. 1980. Metaphors we live by.

Lakoff, George. 1987. Women, Fire and Dangerous things: What 
categories reveal about the mind.

Many thanks,

Katy Auty

Katy Auty
Department of Cultural Studies
University of Central Lancashire

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