Figurative Meaning Construction in Thought and Language

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| University of Genoa
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This volume brings together twelve usage-based studies conducted by leading researchers in language and cognition that explore core issues of figurativeness from the Cognitive Linguistics perspective.

The individual chapters reveal the central function of figurativeness in thought and its impact on language. Cognition relies on knowledge-structuring tools in the construction of meaning both mentally and linguistically. Collectively, the chapters delve into an array of topics that are crucial to future research in figurative meaning construction, especially on questions of identification and structure of figures, the figurative motivation of constructions, the impact of figurativeness on pragmatic and multimodal communication, and the correlation between figures and cognitive models.
[Figurative Thought and Language, 9]  Expected August 2020.  vii, 311 pp.
Publishing status: Printing
Table of Contents
Foreword and acknowledgements
Figurativeness all the way down: By way of introduction
Annalisa Baicchi
2–10
Part I. Figurativeness and theory
14–88
Metaphor thoughtfully
John Barnden
14–43
Separating (non-)figurative weeds from wheat
Mario Brdar, Rita Brdar-Szabó and Benedikt Perak
46–70
A multi-level view of metaphor and some of its advantages
Zoltán Kövecses
72–88
Part II. Figurativeness and constructions
92–184
Intensification via figurative language
Angeliki Athanasiadou
92–105
Falling to one’s death in multiple landscapes: From blending to typology
Cristiano Broccias
108–127
Metaphorical adjective-noun phrases in German journalese
Sabine De Knop
130–150
Metonymy meets coercion: The case of the intensification of nouns in attributive and predicative constructions in Spanish
Francisco Gonzálvez-García
152–184
Part III. Figurativeness, pragmaticity and multimodality
188–222
Sources of pragmatic effects in irony and hyperbole
Herbert L. Colston and Ann Carreno
188–208
Metaphorical interplay of words and gestures in the Catholic liturgy
Marcin Kuczok
210–222
Part IV. Typology of figures and cognitive models
226–307
Figures of speech revisited: Introducing syntonymy and syntaphor
Bogusław Bierwiaczonek
226–251
Cutting and breaking metaphors of the self and the Motivation & Sedimentation Model
Simon Devylder and Jordan Zlatev
254–281
The metonymic exploitation of descriptive, attitudinal, and regulatory scenarios in meaning making
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez and Alicia Galera Masegosa
284–307
Index
309
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2020013898