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Canziani, Tatiana. 2010. Metaphor and Brain: A Neuropragmatic Overview. Textus 23 (3) : 737–762. 26 pp.
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The article offers an overview of the different types of metaphor and cognitive abilities that are required in metaphor comprehension. It does so in connection with the general psycholinguistic and pragmatic theories of metaphor, which are examined briefly. Attention is then turned to neuropragmatic functions and the brain in terms of anatomic structure and functioning. Finally, the article suggests some relevant areas for future research.