Download PDF by Barbara Dancygier: Figurative Language

By Barbara Dancygier

ISBN-10: 1107005957

ISBN-13: 9781107005952

This energetic creation to figurative language explains a vast variety of techniques, together with metaphor, metonymy, simile, and mixing, and develops new instruments for examining them. It coherently grounds the linguistic realizing of those recommendations in uncomplicated cognitive mechanisms reminiscent of categorization, frames, psychological areas, and perspective; and it matches them right into a constant framework that is utilized to cross-linguistic info and likewise to figurative buildings in gesture and the visible arts. finished and sensible, the booklet contains analyses of figurative makes use of of either note meanings and linguistic buildings. • offers definitions of significant techniques • bargains in-depth analyses of examples, exploring a number of degrees of complexity • Surveys figurative buildings in several discourse genres • is helping scholars to attach figurative utilization with the conceptual underpinnings of language • is going past English to discover cross-linguistic and cross-modal information

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This full of life creation to figurative language explains a large variety of options, together with metaphor, metonymy, simile, and mixing, and develops new instruments for examining them. It coherently grounds the linguistic figuring out of those innovations in uncomplicated cognitive mechanisms akin to categorization, frames, psychological areas, and point of view; and it matches them right into a constant framework that's utilized to cross-linguistic facts and likewise to figurative constructions in gesture and the visible arts.

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If we look at more conventional English usage, losing ground or gaining ground in an argument sounds more like War, since warfare is often about territory ownership, while a blow below the belt sounds more like individual Combat. Both choices leave room for a whole range of expressions, though not necessarily the same expressions. It might sometimes be justified, then, to pick a broad term for a domain, while knowing that other, more specific concepts would perhaps represent the mapping better, but would also narrow down the scope.

G. for an Orthodox Jewish wedding or an Episcopalian wedding. In many countries, the Marriage and Wedding frames are currently the focus of a cultural reframing concerning the partners eligible to enter into a married state – so that such partners do not have to be of different sexes. ). Two roles for Spouses remain parts of the frame, but the gender specifications attached to those roles are altered in making a frame of Same-Sex Marriage. This example shows clearly that frames are deeply engrained both in linguistic knowledge and in the cultural context, but also that they are potentially subject to change.

2, however, we will consider the nature of a domain in more detail. 2 Frames and domains The concept of a domain is basic to the formulation of metaphor as a unidirectional mapping, but we have so far refrained from defining it except as a conceptual structure which can be used as a source or a target in such a mapping. A domain, in this understanding, is a chunk of conceptual matter which either contains structure to be projected into another domain or receives such a projection. As we saw above, however, determining the content or limits of a domain without ambiguity may present problems: something as broad as Cognition could be thought of as a “domain,” as could something as narrow as Tests, or something intermediate such as Education.

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