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Title: Metaphor and Metonymy revisited beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor
Subtitle: Recent developments and applications
Edited By: Francisco Gonzálvez-García
María Sandra Peña Cervel
Lorena Pérez Hernández
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 56

The contributions in this volume go beyond the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor complementing it in a number of relevant ways. Some of the papers argue for a more dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to metaphor looking into it from semiotic, psychological and socio-cultural perspectives. Other contributions focus on the crucial role played by metaphor and metonymy in meaning construction at a discourse/textual level. Finally, the volume also includes proposals which revolve around the alleged universal nature of metaphorical mappings and their suitability to account for grammatical phenomena.

The contributions in this volume display an ample gamut of theoretical approaches pointing to the viability of taking a functional-cognitive stance on the analysis of metaphor and metonymy in contrast to a purely cognitive one.

This book is structured into three major sections: i) the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: revisions and recent developments; ii) metaphor and/or metonymy across different discourse/genre types; and iii) the Contemporary Theory of Metaphor: current applications. Originally published in Review of Cognitive Linguistics 9:1 (2011).

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027202741
Prices: U.S. $ 143.00
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027271174
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Europe EURO 95.00