Conceptual Metonymy

Methodological, theoretical, and descriptive issues

| University of Córdoba
| University of Córdoba
| University of Naples L'Orientale
ISBN 9789027200389 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264381 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The volume addresses a number of closely connected methodological, descriptive, and theoretical issues in the study of metonymy, and includes a series of case studies broadening our knowledge of the functioning of metonymy. As regards the methodological and descriptive issues, the book exhibits a unique feature in metonymy literature: the discussion of the structure of a detailed, web-based metonymy database (especially its entry model), and the descriptive criteria to be applied in its completion. The theoretical discussion contributes important challenging insights on several metonymy-related topics such as contingency, source prominence, “complex target”, source-target contrast / asymmetry, conceptual integration, hierarchies, triggers, de-personalization and de-roling, and many others. The case studies deal with the role of metonymy in morphology, monoclausal if only constructions, emotional categories, and iconicity in English and other languages, including one sign language. Beside cognitive linguists, especially metonymy researchers, the book should appeal to researchers in A.I., sign language, rhetoric, lexicography, and communication.
[Human Cognitive Processing, 60]  2018.  ix, 325 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: The complex task of studying metonymy
Antonio Barcelona, Olga Blanco-Carrión and Rossella Pannain
Part 1. General issues in the description of metonymy: Issues in the design and implementation of a metonymy database
Chapter 1. General description of the metonymy database in the Córdoba project, with particular attention to the issues of hierarchy, prototypicality, and taxonomic domains
Antonio Barcelona
Chapter 2. Conventionality and linguistic domain(s) involved in the characterization of metonymies (for the creation of a detailed typology of metonymy)
Olga Blanco-Carrión
Chapter 3. Analysis of metonymic triggers, metonymic chaining, and patterns of interaction with metaphor and with other metonymies as part of the metonymy database in the Córdoba project
Isabel Hernández-Gomariz
Part 2. Discussion of some general properties of metonymy
Chapter 4. Some contrast effects in metonymy
John Barnden
Chapter 5. What kind of reasoning mode is metonymy?
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
Chapter 6. Molly married money : Reflections on conceptual metonymy
Günter Radden
Part 3. Ubiquity of metonymy in languages
Chapter 7. How metonymy motivates constructions: The case of monoclausal if-only P constructions in English
Bogusław Bierwiaczonek
Chapter 8. The role of metonymy in the constructionist approach to the conceptualization of emotions
Benedikt Perak
Chapter 9. The mouth of the speaker: Italian metonymies of Linguistic Action
Rossella Pannain
Chapter 10. Are smartphone face and Googleheads a real or a fake phenomenon? The current role of metonymy in semantic exocentricity
Carmen Portero-Muñoz
Chapter 11. Metonymy and the dynamics of conceptual operations in Spanish Sign Language
Ana-Laura Rodríguez-Redondo
Metonymy index
Name index
Subject index
Cited by

Cited by 2 other publications

Barcelona, Antonio
2019.  In Metaphor and Metonymy in the Digital Age [Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication, 8],  pp. 49 ff. Crossref logo
Jódar-Sánchez, José Antonio
2017. Metonymy in human interaction. Cognitive Linguistic Studies 4:2  pp. 249 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN016000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Semantics
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017057751 | Marc record