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Tamine, Joëlle. 1978. Description syntaxique du sens figuré: La métaphore.
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Ph.D. Dissertation
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The goal of this syntactic study of metaphoric expressions is to propose a better definition of the nature of figurative meaning. The conclusion is that metaphor cannot be characterized linguistically. If language allows for the opposition between proper and figurative meaning, this distinction does not imply that one of these concepts is more fundamental than the other.