Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar

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Figurative language has been regarded traditionally as situated outside the realm of grammar. However, with the advent of Cognitive Linguistics, metonymy and metaphor are now recognized as being not only ornamental rhetorical tropes but fundamental figures of thought that shape, to a considerable extent, the conceptual structure of languages. The present volume goes even beyond this insight to propose that grammar itself is metonymical in nature (Langacker) and that conceptual metonymy and metaphor leave their imprints on lexicogrammatical structure. This thesis is developed and substantiated for a wide array of languages and lexicogrammatical phenomena, such as word class meaning and word formation, case and aspect, proper names and noun phrases, predicate and clause constructions, and other metonymically and metaphorically motivated grammatical meanings and forms. The volume should be of interest to scholars and students in cognitive and functional linguistics, in particular, conceptual metonymy and metaphor theory, cognitive typology, and pragmatics.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 25]  2009.  xiii, 423 pp.
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Table of Contents
Editors and contributors
ix–xi
Preface
xiii
Introduction: On figuration in grammar
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
1–44
Metonymic grammar
Ronald W. Langacker
45–71
Part 1. Word class meaning and word formation
73
Nouns are THINGS: Evidence for a grammatical metaphor?
Wiltrud Mihatsch
75–97
The role of metonymy in word formation: Brazilian Portuguese agent noun constructions
Margarida Maria de Paula Basilio
99–109
The metonymic basis of a 'semantic partial': Tagalog lexical constructions with ka-
Gary B. Palmer, Russell S. Rader and Art Clarito
111–144
Part 2. Case and aspect
145
A new model of metaphorization: Case semantics in East Caucasian
Wolfgang Schulze
147–175
Aspect and metonymy in the French passé simple
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
177–195
Part 3. Proper names and noun phrases
197
Generic reference in English: A metonymic and conceptual blending analysis
Günter Radden
199–228
The (non-)metonymic use of place names in English, German, Hungarian, and Croatian
Mario Brdar and Rita Brdar-Szabó
229–257
Metonymies we live without
Mario Brdar
259–274
Part 4. Predicate and clause constructions
275
FORM IS MOTION: Dynamic predicates in English architectural discourse
Rosario Caballero
277–290
A metonymic analysis of Singaporean and Malaysian English causative constructions
Debra Ziegeler and Sarah Lee
291–322
Metonymy in indirect directives: Stand-alone conditionals in English, German, Hungarian, and Croatian
Rita Brdar-Szabó
323–336
Part 5. Metonymic and metaphoric motivations of grammatical meaning
337
The metonymic and metaphoric grounding of two image-schema transformations
María Sandra Peña Cervel and Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
339–361
Motivation of construction meaning and form: The roles of metonymy and inference
Antonio Barcelona
363–401
Metonymy and metaphor index
403–406
Name index
407–413
Subject index
415–423
“Metaphor and metonymy are often thought of as lexical phenomena, a matter of words and how they are used. This book challenges this assumption and proposes that the grammar -- syntax and morphology -- reflect metaphorical and metonymic processes of conceptualization. It offers an exciting and innovative perspective on a variety of topics in a wide range of languages and is an important addition to the growing literature on the conceptual and functional basis of grammar.”
Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar is a fascinating collection of thought-provoking chapters offering a new understanding of what we mean by grammar of natural languages. Grammar is not the solid, unassailable, hard rock that formal grammarians imagine it to be, and figurative devices like metonymy and metaphor are not the soft, slippery, and dangerous paths to be avoided at all costs. Instead, figurative devices like metonymy and metaphor infuse and permeate grammar, massively, and must be confronted at every turn. This volume argues eloquently and forcefully for this view of grammar, drawing upon a diverse array of languages and lexicogrammatical phenomena, including gender, case, compounds, tense, and a variety of construction types. I wholeheartedly recommend Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar to all linguists who are open to rethinking the basics of their discipline.”
“For a long time metonymy and metaphor were seen as ornaments to make language more varied and beautiful. With this volume edited by Panther, Thornburg, and Barcelona, we have moved as far as possible from this idea. The startling new insight of the book is that the huge complexity of linguistic structure depends, in large measure, on such natural, automatic, and hard-to-notice cognitive processes as metonymy and metaphor.”
“The greatest value of this volume lies in the fact that it represents an integrated attempt at elucidating the extent and depth of how specifically metonymy and metaphor underlie conceptual structuring of grammar. Although the contributions reflect the diversity of possible approaches in identifying ways in which metonymy and metaphor, seen as conceptual phenomena, interact and influence lexicogrammatical structures, they are held together by a well-defined theoretical framework of Cognitive Linguistics, carefully explicated in the Introduction. This volume enriches our understanding of the conceptual make-up of lexicogrammatical structures and will definitely trigger further research into the complex mechanisms that hold between metonymy and metaphor in grammar.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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