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Title: Corpus-Based Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymy
Edited By: Anatol Stefanowitsch
Stefan Th. Gries
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110186047-1&l=E
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 171
Description:

The papers in this volume deal with the issue of how corpus data relate to
the questions that cognitive linguists have typically investigated with
respect to conceptual mappings. The authors in this volume investigate a
wide range of issues - the coherence and function of particular
metaphorical models, the interaction of form and meaning, the
identification of source domains of metaphorical expressions, the
relationship between metaphor and discourse, the priming of metaphors, and
the historical development of metaphors.

The studies deal with a variety of metaphorical and metonymic source and
target domains, including the source domains SPACE, ANIMALS, BODY PARTS,
ORGANIZATIONS and WAR, and the target domains VERBAL ACTIVITY, ECONOMY,
EMOTIONS and POLITICS. In their studies, the authors present a variety of
corpus-linguistic methods for the investigation of conceptual mappings, for
example, corpora annotated for semantic categories, concordances of
individual source-domain items and patterns, and concordances of
target-domain items.

In sum, the papers in this volume show how a wide range of
corpus-linguistic methods can be used to investigate a variety of issues in
cognitive linguistics; the combination of corpus methods with a
cognitive-linguistic view of metaphor and metonymy yields new answers to
old questions (and to new questions) about the relationship between
language as a conceptual phenomenon and language as a textual phenomenon.


Corpus-based approaches to metaphor and metonymy
Anatol Stefanowitsch

Metaphoricity is gradable
Patrick Hanks

A corpus-based study of metaphors for speech activity in British English
Elena Semino

Words and their metaphors: A corpus-based approach
Anatol Stefanowitsch
The grammar of linguistic metaphors
Alice Deignan

Keeping and eye on the data: Metonymies and their patterns
Martin Hilpert

Metonymic proper names: A corpus-based account
Katja Markert and Malvina Nissim

On groutnolls and nog-heads: A case study of the interaction between
culture and cognition in intelligence metaphors
Kathryn Allan

Sense and sensibility: Rational thought versus emotion in metaphorical language
Päivi-Koivisto-Alanko and Heli Tissari

A corpus-based analysis of context effects on metaphor comprehension
James H. Martin

Of critical importance: Using electronic text corpora to study metaphor in
business media discourse
Veronika Koller

Metaphors, motifs and similes across discourse types: Corpus-Assisted
Discourse Studies (CADS) at work
Alan Partington

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110186047
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 319
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