Metaphor and Metonymy in Comparison and Contrast
René Dirven, Ralf Pörings
Walter de Gruyter, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 605 pages
The book elaborates one of Roman Jakobson's many brilliant ideas, i.e. his insight that the two cognitive strategies of the metaphoric and the metonymic are the end-points on a continuum of conceptualization processes. This elaboration is achieved on the background of Lakoff and Johnson's twodomain approach, i.e. the mapping of a source onto a target domain of conceptualization. Further approaches dwell on different stretches of this metaphor-metonymy continuum. Still other papers probe into the specialized conceptual division of labor associated with both modes of thought. Two new breakthroughs in the cognitive linguistics approach to metaphor and metonymy have recently been developed: one is the three-domain approach, which concentrates on the new blends that become possible after the integration or the blending of source and target domain elements; the other is the approach in terms of primary scenes and subscenes which often determine the way source and target domains interact.
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The metaphoric and metonymic poles
An alternative account of the interpretation
The role of domains in the interpretation
Clarifying and applying the notions of metaphor
The roles of metaphor and metonymy
Category extension by metonymy and metaphor
The interaction of metaphor
When is a metonymy no longer a metonymy?