Publication details [#10643]

Diller, Anne-Marie. 1991. Cohérence métaphorique, action verbale et action mentale en français. Communications 53 : 209–228.
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A study of cognitive semantics, focussing on idiomatic metaphorical expressions in French, where terms describing the instrument or result of a mental or verbal action are conventionally collocated with descriptors of sensorial characteristics (e.g. 'pensées amères'). The question is raised whether they are arbitrary or whether they reflect a conceptual organization of mental and verbal activities.