Metonymy in Language and Thought

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Klaus-Uwe Panther, Günter Radden
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1999 - Psychology - 423 pages
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Metonymy in Language and Thought gives a state-of-the-art account of metonymic research. The contributions have different disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds in linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology and literary studies. However, they share the assumption that metonymy is a cognitive phenomenon, a figure of thought, underlying much of our ordinary conceptualization that may be even more fundamental than metaphor. The use of metonymy in language is a reflection of this conceptual status. The framework within which metonymy is understood in this volume is that of scenes, frames, scenarios, domains or idealized cognitive models.
The chapters are revised papers given at the Metonymy Workshop held in Hamburg, 1996.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Towards a Theory of Metonymy
17
Speaking and Thinking with Metonymy
61
Metonymy and Conceptual Integration
77
Distinguishing Metonymy from Synecdoche
91
Aspects of Referential Metonymy
121
On the Cognitive Bases of Metonymy
139
A Cognitive Typology of Metonymy
169
Putting Metonymy in its Place
255
Conversion as a Conceptual Metonymy of Event Schemata
275
Opposition as a Metonymic Principle
289
The Conceptualization of Stupidity
309
The Potentiality for Actuality Metonymy in English and Hungarian
333
Metonymy in Language
361
Recontextualization of Metonymy in Narrative and the Case
385
List of Contributors
401

Metonymic Bridges in Modal Shifts
193
Metonymy in Onomastics
211
On the Role of the Direct
233

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