Editors: Antonio Barcelona & Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez
Cordoba, Spain; La Rioja, Spain

The online Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy offers a research tool for anyone interested in figurative language. Metaphor and metonymy play an important role in language use in everyday life and communication. Their study is by nature interdisciplinary. This instrument is therefore relevant to a broad audience, including (but not limited to) those working in linguistics, anthropology, cross-cultural studies, communication studies, lexicology, pragmatics and discourse, rhetoric, stylistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, translation studies, literary studies and cognitive sciences.

MetBib strives to cover the whole range of publications on the topic, including articles, books, and electronic resources, from a wide variety of countries and languages. Each publication has a full bibliographic description and keywords, and many have abstracts. MetBib now also provides CrossRef DOIs, where available, for easier linking to source materials (NB. access to sources is not included and depends on whether you/your library subscribes to a source).

The bibliography is updated and extended annually. We strive to provide abstracts with the majority of entries. For the sake of fair information we have opted for abstracts by authors and editors, whenever possible. All sources of abstracts are indicated under the abstract. The current release mainly includes data from 1990 onwards, but it also includes around 600 entries from before this date. In total, MetBib contains approx. 13,500 records.

With an eye on the annual updates authors are invited to send missing abstracts for existing titles and to submit new titles with abstracts of a maximum of 150 words to the main editors Antonio Barcelona Sánchez ([email protected]) or Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez ([email protected]). The editors are aware of the fact that errors in any bibliography are unavoidable and will be pleased to receive suggestions for corrections.

This online bibliography has a range of options for easy searching and smooth navigation through an advanced and stylized application, with which users of Benjamins' Translation Studies Bibliography and Bibliography of Pragmatics are already familiar.

The bibliography is available on a subscription basis, with stand-alone or site licenses. For more information, follow the link "Subscription & Price" in the top navigation bar.