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Levorato, Chiara Maria and Cristina Cacciari. 1997. Lo sviluppo della competenza linguistica figurata: dalla letteralita al metalinguaggio. The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics 24 (2) : 399–422. 24 pp.

Abstract

Discusses a developmental model that describes the ability to understand and produce figurative expressions. The model proposes that the ability to understand figurative language precedes the ability to produce it, but the production of figurative language does not require specific processing skills. Five phases in the development of figurative language competence are described. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2002 APA, all rights reserved)