Metonymy and metaphor in grammar

edited by Klaus-Uwe Panther, Linda L. Thornburg, Antonio Barcelona

Figurative language has been regarded traditionally as situated outside the realm of grammar. However, with the advent of Cognitive Linguistics, metonymy and metaphor are now recognized as being not only ornamental rhetorical tropes but fundamental figures of thought that shape, to a considerable extent, the conceptual structure of languages. The present volume goes even beyond this insight to propose that grammar itself is metonymical in nature (Langacker) and that conceptual metonymy and metaphor leave their imprints on lexicogrammatical structure. This thesis is developed and substantiated for a wide array of languages and lexicogrammatical phenomena, such as word class meaning and word formation, case and aspect, proper names and noun phrases, predicate and clause constructions, and other metonymically and metaphorically motivated grammatical meanings and forms. The volume should be of interest to scholars and students in cognitive and functional linguistics, in particular, conceptual metonymy and metaphor theory, cognitive typology, and pragmatics.

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  • 1. Editors and contributors, pix-xi
  • 2. Preface, pxiii
  • 3. Introduction: On figuration in grammar (by Panther, Klaus-Uwe), p1-44
  • 4. Metonymic grammar (by Langacker, Ronald W.), p45-71
  • 5. Part 1. Word class meaning and word formation, p73
  • 6. Nouns are THINGS: Evidence for a grammatical metaphor? (by Mihatsch, Wiltrud), p75-97
  • 7. The role of metonymy in word formation: Brazilian Portuguese agent noun constructions (by Basilio, Margarida Maria de Paula), p99-109
  • 8. The metonymic basis of a 'semantic partial': Tagalog lexical constructions with ka- (by Palmer, Gary B.), p111-144
  • 9. Part 2. Case and aspect, p145
  • 10. A new model of metaphorization: Case semantics in East Caucasian (by Schulze, Wolfgang), p147-175
  • 11. Aspect and metonymy in the French passe simple (by Panther, Klaus-Uwe), p177-195
  • 12. Part 3. Proper names and noun phrases, p197
  • 13. Generic reference in English: A metonymic and conceptual blending analysis (by Radden, Gunter), p199-228
  • 14. The (non-)metonymic use of place names in English, German, Hungarian, and Croatian (by Brdar, Mario), p229-257
  • 15. Metonymies we live without (by Brdar, Mario), p259-274
  • 16. Part 4. Predicate and clause constructions, p275
  • 17. FORM IS MOTION: Dynamic predicates in English architectural discourse (by Caballero Rodriguez, Maria del Rosario), p277-290
  • 18. A metonymic analysis of Singaporean and Malaysian English causative constructions (by Ziegeler, Debra), p291-322
  • 19. Metonymy in indirect directives: Stand-alone conditionals in English, German, Hungarian, and Croatian (by Brdar-Szabo, Rita), p323-336
  • 20. Part 5. Metonymic and metaphoric motivations of grammatical meaning, p337
  • 21. The metonymic and metaphoric grounding of two image-schema transformations (by Pena Cervel, Maria Sandra), p339-361
  • 22. Motivation of construction meaning and form: The roles of metonymy and inference (by Barcelona, Antonio), p363-401
  • 23. Metonymy and metaphor index, p403-406
  • 24. Name index, p407-413
  • 25. Subject index, p415-423

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書名 Metonymy and metaphor in grammar
著作者等 Barcelona, Antonio
Panther, Klaus-Uwe
Thornburg, Linda L.
シリーズ名 Human cognitive processing
出版元 John Benjamins Pub. Co.
刊行年月 c2009
ページ数 xi, 423 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9789027223791
NCID BA91068146
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ