List of John Benjamins publications for which Ursula Christmann plays a role.
Do metaphors make opinions? An empirical study on the effect of metaphorical framing on the opinion on surrogacy Metaphor and the Social World 12:1, pp. 92–1142022
Introduction: A frame makes specific information about a topic more salient. Metaphors can be used as frames to influence people’s opinions on controversial political topics as well as on health-related topics. This study aims to determine the influence of metaphorical frames on the opinion… read more | Article
Non-conventional figurative language as aesthetics of everyday communication Metaphor and the Social World 6:2, pp. 243–2752016
This study focuses on the emotional aesthetic appreciation of figurative language, a dimension which has often been neglected in experimental psycholinguistics. Our goal was to demonstrate that non-conventional figurative utterances are evaluated as more aesthetically pleasing although they are… read more | Article
The aesthetic paradox in processing conventional and non-conventional metaphors: A reaction time study Scientific Study of Literature 1:2, pp. 199–2402011
This study focuses on the relationship between cognitive effort and aesthetic-emotional evaluation in the processing of conventional and non-conventional metaphors. We postulate that an increased cognitive load — which is normally perceived as stressful — is evaluated positively when processing… read more | Article