Ursula Christmann

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ursula Christmann plays a role.


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
Wimmer, Lena, Ursula Christmann and Elisabeth Ihmels 2016 Non-conventional figurative language as aesthetics of everyday communicationMetaphor and the Social World 6:2, pp. 243–275
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
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