Producing Figurative Expression

Theoretical, experimental and practical perspectives

Editors
| University of Birmingham
| Open University
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This collection contains a selection of recent work on people’s production of figurative language (metaphoric, ironic, metonymic, hyperbolic, ...) and similarly of figurative expression in visual media and artefact design. The articles illuminate issues such as why and under what circumstances people produce figurative expression and how it is moulded by their aims. By focusing on production, the intention is to help stimulate more academic research on it and redress historically lower levels of published work on generation than on understanding of figurative expression. The contributions stretch across various academic disciplines—mainly psychology, cognitive linguistics and applied linguistics, but with a representation also of philosophy and artificial intelligence—and across different types of endeavour—theoretical investigation and model building, experimental studies, and applications focussed work (for instance, figurative expression in product design and online support groups). There is also a wide-ranging introductory chapter that touches on areas outside the scope of the contributed articles and discusses difficult issues such as a complex interplay of production and understanding.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 10]  Expected December 2020.  vi, 532 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Introduction
John Barnden and Andrew Gargett
Section 1. General empirical studies, with main focus on metaphor
Producing metaphor (and other forms of non-literal language) in the laboratory: Structural and pragmatic effects as seen from the perspective of an experimental psycholinguist
Albert Katz
Metaphor and one-off pictures: Touch and vision
John M. Kennedy
Metaphor production and metaphor interpretation
Andreas Musolff
On the role of perceptual similarity in producing visual metaphors
Amitash Ojha and Bipin Indurkhya
Section 2. General empirical studies – other
On why people don’t say what they mean: Production of figurative formulaic language
Herbert L. Colston
How nice does it sound?: An argumentative approach to the affective aspects of irony production
Francesca Ervas
How defaultness shapes our language production: A usage-based study of discoursal resonance with default interpretations of metaphor and sarcasm
Rachel Giora
Producing figurative meanings: The case of idioms
Loes Koring
The production of verbal irony: How to be an ironist
Roger Kreuz and Alexander A. Johnson
263–296
Section 3. Empirical and analytical studies aimed at specific applications
Generating metaphors in product design
Nazlı Cila and Paul Hekkert
297–330
Rock bottoms, juggling balls and coalprints: Exploring the metaphors L2 speakers of English produce in face-to-face interaction
Fiona MacArthur
Figurative production in a computer-mediated discussion forum: Metaphors about relationship abuse
Susan Nacey
The production of time-related metaphors by people who have experienced pregnancy loss
Sarah Turner, Jeannette Littlemore, Danielle Fuller, Karolina Kuberska and Sheelagh McGuinness
389–418
Section 4. Other theoretical analysis and cognitive or computational modelling
Metaphor generation through context sensitive distributional semantics
Stephen McGregor, Matthew Purver and Geraint Wiggins
Mind the gap: Expressing affect with hyperbole and hyperbolic figures
Michaela Popa-Wyatt
449–468
Figurative language: Relations and constraints
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
Metaphor as sign and as symbol
Tony Veale
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020040072