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Title: Metonymie und Diskurskontinuität im Französischen
Subtitle: [Metonymy and Discourse Continuity in French]
Written By: Beate Kern
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110234299-1
Series Title: Linguistische Arbeiten 531
Description:

Metonymy, apart from metaphor, represents an additional important cognitive
mechanism used in our everyday language. One can assume that such a
mechanism does not remain without any effects on the related structures in
the discourse. To study this hitherto rather neglected discursive dimension
of metonymy, excerpts from a French news magazine were analyzed with
respect to the interaction of metonymy with its discursive environment.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110234305
Pages: 265
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ISBN-13: 9783110234299
Pages: 265
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95