Edited by Camilla Di Biase-Dyson and Markus Egg
[Figurative Thought and Language 5] 2020
► pp. 93–128
The paper concerns a non-linguistic marking system from ancient Egypt in which metaphor was used as a means of communication to specifically refer to identity. The degree to which metaphor was deliberately used, however, differed, depending on the history of the marks in the system (a diachronic dimension) and individual usages by members of the system with various degrees of contextual knowledge (an individual dimension). The use of metaphor is considered in the light of CMT and DMT.