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Katz, Albert N., Cristina Cacciari and Raymond W. Jr. Gibbs. 1998. Figurative language and thought. (Counterpoints: cognition, memory, and language 1). New York: Oxford University Press. 195 pp.
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The contributors to this volume deal with a range of questions, such as: is metaphor mainly a function of thought, or merely a language matter; why do we prefer metaphoric above literal speech in everyday conversation; is metaphor the only way to comprehend abstract concepts; and what is the role of cultural and social factors in our understanding of figurative speech ?