Chapter published in:Conceptual Metonymy: Methodological, theoretical, and descriptive issues
Edited by Olga Blanco-Carrión, Antonio Barcelona and Rossella Pannain
[Human Cognitive Processing 60] 2018
► pp. 27–54
General description of the metonymy database in the Córdoba project, with particular attention to the issues of hierarchy, prototypicality, and taxonomic domains
This chapter presents part of the results of our project on metonymy, one of the aims of which is to compile a detailed database of metonymy. The database entry model is first briefly described, but the chapter focuses on the discussion of three issues addressed by four of the database entry fields. The first issue is the hierarchical level at which the metonymy under analysis should be located (fields 2 and 10). The second issue (Field 3) is the metonymy’s degree of prototypicality. The third issue, covered by Field 4, is the type of “taxonomic” domain with source or target role, e.g. “vehicles” and “drivers” in the example of object used for user The buses are on strike.
Keywords: entry model, prototypical metonymy, purely schematic metonymy, taxonomic domains with source or target role, taxonomic vs. meronymic hierarchies, typical metonymy.
Published online: 17 May 2018
Blanco-Carrión, O., Barcelona, A., Guarddon Anelo, M. del C., Guerrero Medina, P., Hernández-Gomariz, I., Rodríguez-Redondo, A.-L., & Portero-Muñoz, C.
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