Studies in Figurative Thought and Language

| Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
ISBN 9789027246721 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027265906 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This volume contains original research and innovative analyses that deepen our understanding of figurative thought and language. The selected papers focus on the multi-faceted aspect of figuration, its function in thought, and its impact on areas of grammar and communication. Key topics explored include metaphor, metonymy and their relationship to each other, as well as the less studied figure of hyperbole and its relation to the fundamental figures of metaphor and metonymy. Collectively, the papers examine the pragmatic reasoning processes triggered by figurative thought, the lexicogrammatical motivations and/or constraints on figurative language, the impact of deeply entrenched figurative thought on the lexicon of natural languages, the cultural origins of figurative thought, and the psycholinguistic motivations for figuration. The comprehensive treatment of these issues is fundamental for future research on figurative thought and language, particularly on questions of universality vs. specificity of figuration, the impact of figuration on constructions, cross-linguistic comparisons of figurative language, and cognitive-pragmatic approaches to figurative meaning.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 56]  2017.  x, 327 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Editor and contributors
Introduction. Figurative thought, figurative language, figurative grammar?
Angeliki Athanasiadou
Part I. Figuration and grammar
Chapter 1. Exploitingwh-questions for expressive purposes
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
Chapter 2. Construing and constructing hyperbole
María Sandra Peña Cervel and Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
Chapter 3. How to do things with metonymy in discourse
Annalisa Baicchi
Chapter 4. Cognitive motivation in the linguistic realization of requests in Modern Greek
Evgenia Vassilaki
Chapter 5. How metonymy and grammar interact: Some effects and constraints in a cross-linguistic perspective
Mario Brdar and Rita Brdar-Szabó
Chapter 6. If-clauses and their figurative basis
Angeliki Athanasiadou
Part II. Figuration and the lexicon
Chapter 7. The hand in figurative thought and language
Ad Foolen
Chapter 8. Shakespeare on the shelf, Blue Helmets on the move: Human-related metonymic conceptualization in English and Serbian
Katarina Rasulić
Chapter 9. Metaphor, conceptual archetypes and subjectification: The case ofcompletion is upand the polysemy ofshàngin Chinese
Wei-lun Lu
Part III. Figuration from a cultural-anthropological and psycholinguistic perspective
Chapter 10. Metaphor and metonymy as fanciful “asymmetry” builders
Ioannis Veloudis
Chapter 11. Pragmatic effects in blended figures: The case of metaphtonymy
Herbert L. Colston
Chapter 12. The psychological reality of spatio-temporal metaphors
Panos Athanasopoulos, Steven Samuel and Emanuel Bylund
Name index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017016275 | Marc record