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Title: Defining Metonymy in Cognitive Linguistics
Subtitle: Towards a consensus view
Edited By: Réka Benczes
Antonio Barcelona
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 28

While cognitive linguists are essentially in agreement on both the
conceptual nature and the fundamental importance of metonymy, there remain
disagreements on a number of specific but, nevertheless, crucial issues.
Research questions include: Is metonymy a relationship between “entities”
or “domains”? Is it necessarily referential? What is meant by the claim
that metonymy is a “stand-for” relationship? Can metonymy be considered a
mapping? How can it be distinguished from “active zones” or “facets”? Is it
a prototype category? The ten contributions of the present volume address
such core issues on the basis of the latest research results. The volume is
unique in being devoted exclusively to the delimitation of the notion of
metonymy without ignoring points of divergence among the various
contributors, thus paving the way towards a consensual conception of

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Cognitive Science
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027286765
Prices: Europe EURO 90.00
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ISBN-13: 9789027223821
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