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Kleiber, Georges. 1993. Faut-il banaliser la métaphore? (Is it necessary to banalize metaphor?). EEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing 16 (1-3) : 197–210. 14 pp.


Theoretical interest in metaphor has revived in recent years. New pragmatic approaches to the exploration and description of things metaphorical are discussed, with emphasis on two theses of these approaches: (1) metaphorical utterances, like all tropes, are not marked instances of language use but are ordinary usages; and (2) the notion of resemblance does not enter into the interpretive process applied to metaphorical utterances. If accepted, these two theses force a radically new view of metaphor; therefore, it is essential that they be thoroughly evaluated. It is argued that these claims are unfounded and that metaphor is inextricably tied to deviance and to an analogical process of interpretation. (Copyright 1994, Sociological Abstracts, Inc., all rights reserved.) (B. Annesser Murray in LLBA 1994, vol. 28, n. 1)