Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing

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In recent years, conceptual metonymy has been recognized as a cognitive phenomenon that is as fundamental as metaphor for reasoning and the construction of meaning. The thoroughly revised chapters in the present volume originated as presentations in a workshop organized by the editors for the 7th International Pragmatics Conference held in Budapest in 2000. They constitute, according to an anonymous reviewer, "an interesting contribution to both cognitive linguistics and pragmatics." The contributions aim to bridge the gap, and encourage discussion, between cognitive linguists and scholars working in a pragmatic framework. Topics include the metonymic basis of explicature and implicature, the role of metonymically-based inferences in speech act and discourse interpretation, the pragmatic meaning of grammatical constructions, the impact of metonymic mappings on and their interaction with grammatical structure, the role of metonymic inferencing and implicature in linguistic change, and the comparison of metonymic principles across languages and different cultural settings.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 113]  2003.  xi, 280 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
ix
Acknowledgments
xi
Introduction: On the nature of conceptual metonymy
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
1–20
Part I. The place of metonymy in cognition and pragmatics
Cognitive operations and pragmatic implication
Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez and Lorena Pérez-Hernández
23–49
Metonymy and conceptual blending
Seana Coulson and Todd Oakley
51–79
The case for a metonymic basis of pragmatic inferencing: Evidence from jokes and funny anecdotes
Antonio Barcelona
81–102
Part II. Metonymic inferencing and grammatical structure
A construction-based approach to indirect speech acts
Anatol Stefanowitsch
105–126
Metonymies as natural inference and activation schemas: The case of dependent clauses as independent speech acts
Klaus-Uwe Panther and Linda L. Thornburg
127–147
Metonymic pathways to neuter-gender human nominals in German
Klaus-Michael Köpcke and David A. Zubin
149–166
Part III. Metonymic inferencing and linguistic change
The development of counterfactual implicatures in English: A case of metonymy or M-inference?
Debra Ziegeler
169–203
Metonymy and pragmatic inference in the functional reanalysis of grammatical morphemes in Japanese
Shigeko Okamoto
205–220
Part IV. Metonymic inferencing across languages
Metonymic construals of shopping requests in have- and be-languages
Günter Radden and Ken-ichi Seto
223–239
Metonymic coding of linguistic action in English, Croatian and Hungarian
Mario Brdar and Rita Brdar-Szabó
241–266
Name index
267–269
Metonymy and metaphor index
271–273
Subject index
275–280
“[...] this book reaches its goal of establishing the significance of the topic of metonymy and pragmatic inferencing. As such, it belongs in the library of all serious scholars interested in metonymy.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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