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Title: Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphors to Idioms
Written By: Sam Glucksberg
Series Title: Oxford Psychology Series
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This book examines how people understand utterances that are intended figuratively. Traditionally, figurative language such as metaphor and idiom has been considered derivative from more complex than straightforward literal language. Glucksberg argues that figurative language involves the same kinds of linguistic and pragmatic operations that are used for ordinary, literal language.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Psycholinguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195111095
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 144
Prices: £17.95