Corpus-Based Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymy

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The papers in this volume deal with the issue of how corpus data relate to the questions that cognitive linguists have typically investigated with respect to conceptual mappings. The authors investigate a wide range of issues - the coherence and function of particular metaphorical models, the interaction of form and meaning, the identification of source domains of metaphorical expressions, the relationship between metaphor and discourse, the priming of metaphors, and the ...

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Overview

The papers in this volume deal with the issue of how corpus data relate to the questions that cognitive linguists have typically investigated with respect to conceptual mappings. The authors investigate a wide range of issues - the coherence and function of particular metaphorical models, the interaction of form and meaning, the identification of source domains of metaphorical expressions, the relationship between metaphor and discourse, the priming of metaphors, and the historical development of metaphors.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783110198270
  • Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Series: Mouton Select Series , #171
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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Anatol Stefanowitsch, University of Bremen Bremen, Germany; Stefan Th. Gries, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

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Table of Contents

Corpus-based approaches to metaphor and metonymy 1
Metaphoricity is gradable 17
A corpus-based study of metaphors for speech activity in British English 36
Words and their metaphors : a corpus-based approach 63
The grammar of linguistic metaphors 106
Keeping an eye on the data : metonymies and their patterns 123
Metonymic proper names : a corpus-based account 152
On groutnolls and nog-heads : a case study of the interaction between culture and cognition in intelligence metaphors 175
Sense and sensibility : rational thought versus emotion in metaphorical language 191
A corpus-based analysis of context effects on metaphor 214
Of critical importance : using electronic text corpora to study metaphor in business media discourse 237
Metaphors, motifs and similes across discourse types : corpus-assisted discourse studies (CADS) at work 267
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