Figurative language

Barbara Dancygier, Eve Sweetser

This lively introduction to figurative language explains a broad range of concepts, including metaphor, metonymy, simile, and blending, and develops new tools for analyzing them. It coherently grounds the linguistic understanding of these concepts in basic cognitive mechanisms such as categorization, frames, mental spaces, and viewpoint; and it fits them into a consistent framework which is applied to cross-linguistic data and also to figurative structures in gesture and the visual arts. Comprehensive and practical, the book includes analyses of figurative uses of both word meanings and linguistic constructions. * Provides definitions of major concepts * Offers in-depth analyses of examples, exploring multiple levels of complexity * Surveys figurative structures in different discourse genres * Helps students to connect figurative usage with the conceptual underpinnings of language * Goes beyond English to explore cross-linguistic and cross-modal data

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This lively introduction to figurative language explains a broad range of concepts, including metaphor, metonymy, simile, and blending, and develops new tools for analyzing them. It coherently grounds the linguistic understanding of these concepts in basic cognitive mechanisms such as categorization, frames, mental spaces, and viewpoint; and it fits them into a consistent framework which is applied to cross-linguistic data and also to figurative structures in gesture and the visual arts. Comprehensive and practical, the book includes analyses of figurative uses of both word meanings and linguistic constructions. * Provides definitions of major concepts * Offers in-depth analyses of examples, exploring multiple levels of complexity * Surveys figurative structures in different discourse genres * Helps students to connect figurative usage with the conceptual underpinnings of language * Goes beyond English to explore cross-linguistic and cross-modal data

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[目次]

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The basics of metaphor
  • 3. Metaphoric structure: levels and relations
  • 4. Mental spaces and blending
  • 5. Metonymy
  • 6. Grammatical constructions and figurative meaning
  • 7. The cross-linguistic study of metaphor
  • 8. Figurative language in discourse
  • 9. Concluding remarks.

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[目次]

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The basics of metaphor
  • 3. Metaphoric structure: levels and relations
  • 4. Mental spaces and blending
  • 5. Metonymy
  • 6. Grammatical constructions and figurative meaning
  • 7. The cross-linguistic study of metaphor
  • 8. Figurative language in discourse
  • 9. Concluding remarks.

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書名 Figurative language
著作者等 Dancygier, Barbara
Sweetser, Eve Eliot
Sweetser Eve
シリーズ名 Cambridge textbooks in linguistics
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2014
ページ数 xv, 242 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9781107005952
9780521184731
NCID BB15185534
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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