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Giora, Rachel. 2001. Foreword. Metaphor and Symbol 16 (3-4) : 145–148. 4 pp.
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This special issue is an attempt to record the state of the art of psycholinguistics research into figurative language. It is by no means a comprehensive report, as can also be deduced from Ray Gibbs' (2001/this issue) overview, which, among other things, fills in many of the gaps. The field, however, has reached a stage at which such recording is timely: There are quite a number of models addressing distinct issues and aiming to solve different problems-the mark of a maturing field. Indeed, not one theory is tailored to solve all the problems. Rather, each model, while aiming at generality, also recognizes its limitation. (Rachel Giora)