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Metaphor and Metonymy: A Diachronic Approach

TitleMetaphor and Metonymy: A Diachronic Approach
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAllan, K
Series TitlePublications of the Philological Society
Series Volume42
Number of Pages255
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number9781405190855
Keywordsmetaphor; rhetorics; метафора; реторика

The way in which we understand the concept of intelligence is rooted in metaphor and metonymy; for example, it is common to describe people as ‘bright’ or ‘thick’. This book explores the motivation for some of the lexemes in this semantic field across the history of the English language, considering the range of cognitive mechanisms and cultural factors that can inform metaphorical and metonymical mappings.

Citation KeyAllan2009
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