Edited by Herbert L. Colston, Teenie Matlock and Gerard J. Steen
[Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication 9] 2022
► pp. 205–222
Experiential viewpoint, simile and dynamicity in discourse
The proposal to consider the use of metaphor from the perspective of discourse dynamicity is becoming increasingly popular. In this chapter, I give the idea further support, but I also suggest two additions: a closer look at how dynamicity works in various discourse types and a clearer focus on how dynamicity is achieved through the use of various figurative forms. Besides, I argue for a more structured understanding of the link between discourse, figuration and experiential viewpoint. I consider a range of examples, from various discourses, including literary texts, to substantiate the types of research questions facing the idea of dynamicity.
- 1.Types of experience and experiential viewpoint
- 2.Simile and metaphor: Constructional features and discourse
- 3.Discourse dynamicity and figurative form: Simile and other tropes
- 4.Non-figurative narrative elaboration
- 5.Where does this lead?