Frames and Constructions in Metaphoric Language (Constructional Approaches to Language 14)

Frames and Constructions in Metaphoric Language (Constructional Approaches to Language 14)

By: Karen Sullivan (author)Hardback

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Frames and constructions in metaphoric language shows how linguistic metaphor piggybacks on certain patterns of constructional meaning that have already been identified and studied in non-metaphoric language. Recognition of these shared semantic structures, and comparison of their roles in metaphoric and non-metaphoric constructions, make it possible to apply findings from Frame Semantics, Cognitive Grammar and Construction Grammar to understand how conceptual metaphor surfaces in language.


1. Chapter 1. Metaphoric language and metaphoric thought; 2. Chapter 2. Frames in metaphor and meaning; 3. Chapter 3. Frames and lexical choice in metaphor; 4. Chapter 4. Frames in metonymic inferencing; 5. Chapter 5. Two types of adjective construction in metaphor; 6. Chapter 6. Argument structure constructions in metaphor; 7. Chapter 7. Metaphoric preposition phrases and closed-class items; 8. Chapter 8. Repeated domain evocation and xyz constructions; 9. Chapter 9. Metaphoric constructions beyond the clause; 10. Chapter 10. Conclusion; 11. References; 12. Primary sources; 13. Index of constructions; 14. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789027204363
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9789027204363
  • weight: 490
  • ISBN10: 9027204365

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