Francesca Strik-Lievers

List of John Benjamins publications for which Francesca Strik-Lievers plays a role.


Winter, Bodo and Francesca Strik-Lievers 2023 Semantic distance predicts metaphoricity and creativity judgments in synesthetic metaphorsCurrent challenges in metaphor research, Julich-Warpakowski, Nina and Paula Pérez Sobrino (eds.), pp. 59–80 | Article
This paper discusses a way of operationalizing metaphoricity quantitatively using a numerical measure of the semantic distance between two domains. We demonstrate the construct validity of this measure with respect to metaphoricity and creativity judgments in the domain of English synesthetic… read more
Strik-Lievers, Francesca 2021 Smelling over time: The lexicon of olfaction from Latin to ItalianThe Linguistics of Olfaction: Typological and Diachronic Approaches to Synchronic Diversity, Jędrzejowski, Łukasz and Przemysław Staniewski (eds.), pp. 369–402 | Chapter
Sensory anthropologists have described societies that, compared to Western ones, attribute to the sense of smell a more prominent cultural role, and linguists are bringing evidence that a higher sociocultural status of smell tends to be reflected in language by a richer and more elaborated… read more
Strik-Lievers, Francesca and Irene De Felice 2019 Chapter 5. Metaphors and perception in the lexicon: A diachronic perspectivePerception Metaphors, Speed, Laura J., Carolyn O'Meara, Lila San Roque and Asifa Majid (eds.), pp. 85–104 | Chapter
Polysemy patterns in the sensory lexicon have been the subject of many studies, mostly synchronically oriented. This paper investigates whether the regularities observed for the intrafield and transfield polysemy of sensory lexemes can also be noted in the semantic changes that the lexemes undergo… read more
It is usually taken for granted that synaesthesia (e.g., sweet voice) is a metaphor. However, the fact that partly different interpretations have also been proposed suggests that further research is needed. Based on a critical review of the alternative positions on the topic and on a detailed… read more
Strik-Lievers, Francesca 2015 Synaesthesia: A corpus-based study of cross-modal directionalitySensory Perceptions in Language and Cognition, Caballero, Rosario and Carita Paradis (eds.), pp. 69–95 | Article
In the existing literature on synaesthetic metaphors in poetry it is proposed that transfers tend to go from the ‘lower’ (touch, smell, taste) to the ‘higher’ (sight, hearing) sensory modalities. The purpose of this article is to establish if the same directionality also holds for synaesthetic… read more