Metaphor and Metonymy revisited beyond the Contemporary by Francisco Gonzálvez-García, María Sandra Peña Cervel, Lorena

By Francisco Gonzálvez-García, María Sandra Peña Cervel, Lorena Pérez Hernández

The contributions during this quantity transcend the modern conception of Metaphor complementing it in a few suitable methods. a number of the papers argue for a extra dynamic, interdisciplinary method of metaphor taking a look into it from semiotic, mental and socio-cultural views. different contributions concentrate on the the most important function performed through metaphor and metonymy in that means building at a discourse/textual point. ultimately, the quantity additionally contains proposals which revolve round the alleged common nature of metaphorical mappings and their suitability to account for grammatical phenomena.
The contributions during this quantity reveal an plentiful gamut of theoretical ways pointing to the viability of taking a functional-cognitive stance at the research of metaphor and metonymy not like a simply cognitive one.
This e-book is based into 3 significant sections: i) the modern thought of Metaphor: revisions and up to date advancements; ii) metaphor and/or metonymy throughout assorted discourse/genre kinds; and iii) the modern conception of Metaphor: present purposes. initially released in Review of Cognitive Linguistics 9:1 (2011).

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Steen of many abstract categories. Metaphor is one of the very few basic mechanisms for abstract categorization, which in turn is fundamental for human cognition, communication, and language, as may be illustrated by the following well-known linguistic examples of the conceptual metaphor love is a journey: “Look how far we’ve come. It’s been a long, bumpy road. We can’t turn back now. We’re at a crossroads. We may have to go our separate ways. The relationship isn’t going anywhere. We’re spinning our wheels.

Thus, it is inevitable for an addressee who aims to make sense of the above example sentence about science to consider some part of glaciers. Some form of comparison will be ineluctable there, from the standpoint of glaciers, which consequently entails a shift in position from which the local topic of the discourse, science, is approached. However, it is not inevitable for an addressee to consider some part of the category of war to understand Lakoff attacked Glucksberg: retrieval of the correct metaphorical sense of the lexical unit attack can also do the job, and since that sense is an ‘argumentation’ sense, not a ‘war’ sense, there will be no observable change of perspective, from argumentation to war, within the parameters of the discourse.

Cameron, 2003; Charteris-Black and Musolff, 2003), but here I will look at it from the traditional rhetorical perspective. The issue may then be phrased as follows: when do people use a metaphor deliberately as a metaphor? In other words, when do they use a linguistic expression in such a way that they are aware of its foundation in a cross-domain mapping, and in such a way that they may also want to alert their addressee to this fact as well, apparently for specific rhetorical reasons? In practically all contemporary metaphor research, the question of metaphor deliberateness has been ignored.

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