Figurative Thought and Language in Action

ORCID logoMario Brdar | University of Osijek
ORCID logoRita Brdar-Szabó | Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
ISBN 9789027211392 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027257611 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The contents of the volume prove the vitality of cognitive linguistic studies of figuration when combined with new research methodologies, in tandem with other disciplines, and also when applied to an ever broader range of topics. Individual chapters are concerned not only with some fundamental issues of defining and delimiting metaphor and metonymy, with the impact of figuration on grammatical forms, but are also exemplary discussions of how figurative language is processed and understood, as well as studies of practical ramifications of the use of figurative language in various types of discourse (the language of media, politics and healthcare communication). Most of the volume assumes a synchronic perspective, but diachronic coverage of processes is not missing either. In short, the volume demonstrates how rewarding it is to return to the true origins of cognitive linguistics for new inspiration and take a fresh start promising a true cornucopia of future results.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 16] 2022.  vi, 287 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This is an exciting new book on figurativity in language and thought. The authors take up some of the most fundamental issues concerning metaphor, metonymy, blending, irony in cognitive linguistics, such as the nature and definition of metaphor and metonymy, the interplay between figurativity and grammar, the processing of irony, embodiment and metaphoricity, the social dimensions of metaphor use, to name just a few. In reading the book, we gain a fresh understanding of what figurativity really involves, how it works, and what makes it important”
“To conclude, the edited volume Figurative Thought and Language in Action showcases the latest research into figuration in Cognitive Linguistics across different methodologies, disciplines, and cultures. ... We fully recommend this volume to both novices and established scholars in the field of figurative language research either as a ladder to further their research or as a reference to refresh and deepen their insights into pertinent figuration research.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFK: Grammar, syntax

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009060: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Syntax
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022016539 | Marc record