Figurative Language – Intersubjectivity and Usage

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| Universidade Católica Portuguesa
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Intersubjectivity and usage play central roles in figurative language and are pivotal notions for a cognitively realistic research on figures of thought, speech, and communication. This volume brings together thirteen studies that explore the relationship between figurativity, intersubjectivity and usage from the Cognitive Linguistics perspective. The studies explore the impact of figurativity on areas of lexicon and grammar, on real discourse, and across different semiotic systems. Some studies focus on the psychological processes of the comprehension of figurativity; other studies address the ways in which figures of thought and language are socially shared and the variation of figures through time and space. Moreover, some contributions are established on advanced corpus-based techniques and experimental methods. There are studies about metaphor, metonymy, irony and puns; about related processes, such as humor, empathy and ambiguation; and about the interaction between figures. Overall, this volume offers the advantages and the opportunities of an interactional and usage-based perspective of figurativity, embracing both the psychological and the intersubjective reality of figurative thought and language and empirically emphasizing the multidimensional character of figurativity, its central function in thought, and its impact on everyday communication.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 11]  Expected June 2021.  xii, 476 pp. + index
Publishing status: In production
Table of Contents
This is a provisional table of contents, and subject to changes.
Acknowledgements
List of contributors
Introduction. Figurative language: Intersubjectivity and usage
Augusto Soares da Silva
Part I. Intersubjectivity and interaction
Second-order empathy, pragmatic ambiguity, and irony
Dirk Geeraerts
Desiderata for metaphor theory, the Motivation & Sedimentation Model and motion-emotion metaphoremes
Jordan Zlatev, Göran Jacobsson and Liina Paju
Evaluating metaphor accounts via their pragmatic effects
Herbert L. Colston
The multimodal negotiation of irony and humor in interaction: On the role of eye gaze in joint pretense
Geert Brône
Part II. Mechanisms and processes
Metaphor and irony: Messy when mixed
John Barnden
Metonymic indeterminacy and metalepsis: Getting two (or more) targets for the price of one vehicle
Rita Brdar-Szabó and Mario Brdar
On verbal and situational irony: Towards a unified approach
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez and Inés Lozano-Palacio
On figurative ambiguity, marking, and low-salience meanings
Shir Givoni, Dafna Bergerbest and Rachel Giora
Part III. Usage and variation
Metaphor, metonymy and polysemy: A historical perspective
Kathryn Allan
Psycholinguistic approaches to figuration
Gareth Carrol
The fabric of metaphor in discourse: Interweaving cognition and discourse in figurative language
Solange Vereza
Sources of verbal humor in the lexicon: A usage-based perspective on incongruity
Esme Winter-Froemel
Measuring the impact of (non)figurativity in the cultural conceptualization of emotions in the two main national varieties of Portuguese
Augusto Soares da Silva
Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics