Defining Metonymy in Cognitive Linguistics

Towards a consensus view

ORCID logoRéka Benczes | Eötvös Loránd University
ORCID logoAntonio Barcelona | University of Córdoba
ISBN 9789027223821 | EUR 90.00 | USD 135.00
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While cognitive linguists are essentially in agreement on both the conceptual nature and the fundamental importance of metonymy, there remain disagreements on a number of specific but, nevertheless, crucial issues. Research questions include: Is metonymy a relationship between “entities” or “domains”? Is it necessarily referential? What is meant by the claim that metonymy is a “stand-for” relationship? Can metonymy be considered a mapping? How can it be distinguished from “active zones” or “facets”? Is it a prototype category? The ten contributions of the present volume address such core issues on the basis of the latest research results. The volume is unique in being devoted exclusively to the delimitation of the notion of metonymy without ignoring points of divergence among the various contributors, thus paving the way towards a consensual conception of metonymy.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 28] 2011.  viii, 284 pp.
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“All in all, it cannot be denied that Benzces et al.’s ambitious work is certainly valuable for its wise and insightful discussion of the nature of metonymy and its related semantic phenomena.”
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CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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