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Figurative Language

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This lively introduction to figurative language explains a broad range of concepts, including metaphor, metonymy, simile, and blending, and develops new tools for analyzing them. It coherently grounds the linguistic understanding of these concepts in basic cognitive mechanisms such as categorization, frames, mental spaces, and viewpoint; and it fits them into a consistent framework which is applied to cross-linguistic data and also to figurative structures in gesture and the visual arts. Comprehensive and practical, the ...

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Figurative Language
2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521184731

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Figurative Language
2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107005952

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