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Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure

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A detailed revision and refinement of the semantic theory of metaphor, this book provides a comprehensive philosophical theory explicating metaphor's cognitive contribution. According to the author, metaphor effects a transference of meaning, not between two terms, but between two structured domains of content, or semantic fields. Semantic fields, construed as necessary to a theory of word-meaning, provide the contrastive and affinitive relations that govern a term's literal use. In a metaphoric use, these relations are ...

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Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure
1990, Clarendon Press

ISBN-13: 9780198242468

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Metaphor: Its Cognitive Force and Linguistic Structure
1987, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198249351

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