Metaphor and Metonymy in the Digital Age

Theory and methods for building repositories of figurative language

| University of Oxford
| University of Osijek, Croatia
| Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics
ISBN 9789027203441 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027262295 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
This book describes methods, risks, and challenges involved in the construction of metaphor and metonymy digital repositories. The first part of this volume showcases established and new projects around the world in which metaphors and metonymies are harvested and classified. The second part provides a series of cognitive linguistic studies focused on highlighting and discussing theoretical and methodological risks and challenges involved in building these digital resources. The volume is a result of an interdisciplinary collaboration between cognitive linguists, psychologists, and computational scientists supporting an overarching idea that metaphor and metonymy play a central role in human cognition, and that they are deeply entrenched in recurring patterns of bodily experience. Throughout the volume, a variety of methods are proposed to collect and analyze both conceptual metaphors and metonymies and their linguistic and visual expressions.
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Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements
Fantastic metaphors and where to find them
Marianna Bolognesi and Kristina Š. Despot
Part I. New methods and digital resources for mining metaphor and metonymy in thought, language, and images
Chapter 1. MetaNet: Automated metaphor identification across languages and domains
Eve Sweetser, Oana David and Elise Stickles
Chapter 2. The tripartite typology and the Córdoba Metonymy Database
Antonio Barcelona
Chapter 3. Metaphor in the age of mechanical production: (Or: Turning potential metaphors into deliberate metaphors)
Tony Veale
Chapter 4. VisMet and the crowd: What social tagging reveals about visual metaphors
Marianna Bolognesi, Benjamin Timmermans and Lora Aroyo
Chapter 5. MetaNet.HR: Croatian metaphor repository
Kristina Š. Despot, Mirjana Tonković, Mario Essert, Mario Brdar, Benedikt Perak, Ana Ostroški Anić, Bruno Nahod and Ivan Pandžić
Part II. Reflecting on the risks and challenges involved in building and using repositories of figurative language
Chapter 6. The lexical vs. corpus-based method in the study of metaphors
Zoltán Kövecses, Laura Ambrus, Dániel Hegedűs, Ren Imai and Anna Sobczak
Chapter 7. Figurative reasoning in hedged performatives
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
Chapter 8. Mereology in the flesh
Simon Devylder
Chapter 9. Metaphor repositories and cross-linguistic comparison: Ontological eggs and chickens
Mario Brdar, Rita Brdar-Szabó and Benedikt Perak
Notes on contributors
Metonymy and metaphor index
Author index
Subject index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2019017839 | Marc record