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Query Details

Query Subject:   Quantifying metaphors
Author:   k auty
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Ling & Literature

Query:   I am currently engaged in analysing the prevalence of figurative
language in normal and disordered language output. I am particularly
interested in the use of metaphors. I am struggling to find a way of
catergorising and quantifying metaphors and am interested to hear
about other attempts to do this. Can anyone suggest some useful
references? I am happy to provide a summary of the information
received if there is sufficient interest.


Katy Auty
Department of Cultural Studies
University of Central Lancashire
Tel: 01772 893033
email: k.auty@uclan.ac.uk

Katy Auty
Department of Cultural Studies
University of Central Lancashire

email: k.auty@uclan.ac.uk
tel: 01772 893033
fax: 01772 892924

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