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Title: Metaphor and Metonymy in Comparison and Contast
Edited By: René Dirven
Ralf Pörings
Series Title: Cognitive Linguistics Research 20
Description:

The book elaborates one of the many brilliant ideas of Roman
Jakobson's, i.e. his insight that the two cognitive strategies of the metaphoric and the metonymic are the end-points on a continuum of conceptualization processes. This elaboration is achieved on the background of Lakoff and Johnson's two-domain approach, i.e. the mapping of a source onto a target domain of conceptualization. Further approaches dwell on different stretches of this metaphor-metonymy continuum. Still other papers probe into the specialized conceptual division of labor associated with both modes of thought. Two new breakthroughs in the cognitive linguistics approach to metaphor and metonymy developed recently: one is the three-domain approach, which concentrates on the new blends that be come possible after the integration or the blending of source and target domain elements; the other is the approach in terms of primary scenes and subscenes which often determine the way source and target domains interact. >From the contents:

Preface

RENÉ DIRVEN
Introduction

Section 1: The metonymic and the metaphoric

ROMAN JAKOBSON
The metaphoric and metonymic poles

RENATE BARTSCH
Generating polysemi: Metaphor and metonymy

RENÉ DIRVEN
Metonymy and metaphor: Different mental strategies of conceptualization

BEATRICE WARREN
An alternative account of the interpretation of referential metonymy and metaphor

Section 2: The two-domain approach

ZOLTAN KÖVECSES, GARY B. PALMER AND RENÉ DIRVEN
Language and emotion: The interplay of conceptualization with physiology and culture

WILLIAM CROFT
The role of domains in the interpretation of metaphors and metonymies

ANTONIO BARCELONA
Clarifying and applying the notions of metaphoor and metonymy within cognitive linguistics: An update

KLAUS-UWE PANTHER AND LINDA L. THORNBURG
The roles of metaphor and metonymy in English -er nominals


Section 3: The interaction between metaphor and metonymy

JOHN R. TAYLOR
Category extension by metonymy and metaphor

LOUIS GOOSSENS
Metaphtonymy: The interaction of metaphor and metonymy in expressions for linguistic action

NICK RIEMER
When is metonymy no longer a metonymy

GÜNTER RADDEN
How metonymic are metaphors?

DIRK GEERAERTS
The interaction of metaphor and metonymy in composite expressions


Section : New breakthroughs: blending and primary scenes

MARK TURNER AND GILLES FAUCONNIER
Metaphor, metonymy, and binding

FRANCISCO JOSÉ RUIZ DE MENDOZA IBÁNEZ AND OLGA ISABEL DIEZ VELASCO
Patterns of conceptual interaction

JOSEPH GRADY AND CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON
Converging evidence for the notions of subscene and primary scene

BRIGITTE NERLICH AND DAVID D. CLARKE
Blending the past and the present: Conceptual and linguistic integration, 1800 - 2000


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Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110173735
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 608
Prices: Euro 118.00 / sFr 189,- / approx. US$ 118.00