LINGUIST List 9.1475

Thu Oct 22 1998

Sum: Quantifying metaphors

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  • k.auty, Quantifying metaphors

    Message 1: Quantifying metaphors

    Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 12:19:41 GMT+0
    From: k.auty <>
    Subject: Quantifying metaphors

    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- 282.

    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 Preston PR1 2HE

    email: tel: 01772 893033 fax: 01772 892924