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Ädel, Annelie. 2014. Metonymy in the semantic field of verbal communication: A corpus-based analysis of word. Journal of Pragmatics 67 : 72–88.
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Drawing on a bottom-up, empirical study of word in the British National Corpus, wherein word appears as very figurative, and its metonymic uses (55%) as much more frequent than its metaphorical uses (24%), yet with some overlay, this study demonstrates that metonymy is a powerful phenomenon that, at least in the semantic domain of verbal communication, may be more important than the more-investigated phenomenon of metaphor.