Publication details [#60496]

Jodłowiec, Maria and Agnieszka Piskorska. 2015. Metonymy revisited: Towards a new relevance-theoretic account. Intercultural Pragmatics 12 (2) : 161–187.
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De Gruyter


This paper critically evaluates selected cognitive linguistic and existing relevance-theoretic accounts of metonymy, which fall some way short. Therefore, a wholly inferential relevance-theoretic model is elaborated, according to which metonymy is a matter of labelling the intended referent via a concept literally indicated by the metonymic expression.