By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
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.