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Title: By Word of Mouth: Metaphor, Metonymy and Linguistic Action in a Cognitive Perspective
Written By: Louis Goossens
Paul Pauwels
Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen
Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/
Series Title: Pragmatics & Beyond New Series
Description:

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 judgments and the part played by image-schemata, how value judgments 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

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Psycholinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1556193262
ISBN-13: 9781556193262
Pages: 254
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