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Query:   Quantifying metaphors
Author:  k auty
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Ling & Literature

Summary:   I recently posted a query on the linguist list regarding the
quantification and categorisation of figurative language. I was
particularly interested in metaphor. I would like to thank the
following people for their responses:

Daniel Currie Hall
Andrew Rosta
George Elgin
Suzette Haden Elgin
Tim Clausner
Carrasquel Debus

A list of the recommended sources regarding metaphor follows:

URL -- -- (for the Union of International organisations)

Clausner, T.C., & Croft, W. (1997). "Productivity and
schematicity in metaphors." Cognitive Science, 21(3), pp. 247-

Jakobson, Roman. 1956. "Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of
Aphasic Disturbances." In Jakobson, Roman, and Morris Halle,
Fundamentals of Language_, pp. 55-82. The Hague: Mouton.

Lakoff, George, and Mark Johnson. 1980. Metaphors we live by.

Lakoff, George. 1987. Women, Fire and Dangerous things: What
categories reveal about the mind.

Many thanks,

Katy Auty

Katy Auty
Department of Cultural Studies
University of Central Lancashire

tel: 01772 893033
fax: 01772 892924

LL Issue: 9.1475
Date Posted: 22-Oct-1998
Original Query: Read original query


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