The Poetics of Time – Metaphors and Blends in Language and Literature
Anna Piata | University of Neuchâtel
How does the concept of time, elusive and inconceivable as it may be, lend itself to verbal creativity? Is it possible to trace something like a “poetics of time”? This book embarks on this endeavor initiated by the assumption that verbal creativity can shed some new light on our understanding of time, challenging everyday linguistic patterns and manipulating mental representations in unforeseen ways. Drawing on empirical evidence from Modern Greek poetry, the book offers a unified account of time conceptualization along a continuum of various degrees of non-conventionality. It also shows, unlike what has been traditionally assumed in the literature, that creativity in the expression of time is not limited to metaphor but extends to other figurative tropes that are perhaps specific to poetry. Poetry thus transpires as an ideal testing frame for exploring temporal cognition and meaning construction alike.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 3] 2018. xviii, 206 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
List of diagrams | pp. xi–xii
List of figures | pp. xiii–xiv
List of tables | pp. xv–xvi
Acknowledgements | pp. xvii–xviii
Chapter 1. Time, cognition, and poetics | pp. 1–24
Chapter 2. The conceptual structure of time in MG | pp. 25–74
Chapter 3. Creative metaphors of time | pp. 75–126
Chapter 4. Highly creative metaphors of time | pp. 127–154
Chapter 5. Non-metaphorical figurative expressions of time | pp. 155–174
Chapter 6. Time from metaphor and beyond? | pp. 175–186
References | pp. 187–202
Index | pp. 203–206
Cited by 9 other publications
Besada, José L.
Georgakopoulos, Thanasis & Stéphane Polis
2021. Lexical diachronic semantic maps. Journal of Historical Linguistics 11:3 ► pp. 367 ff.
Illán Castillo, Rosa & Pagán Cánovas Cristóbal
Piata, Anna, Adriana Gordejuela & Daniel Alcaraz Carrión
This list is based on CrossRef data as of 18 november 2023. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.
Literature & Literary Studies
Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General