Frames and Constructions in Metaphoric Language

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John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 184 pages
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.


Chapter 1 Metaphoric language and metaphoric thought
Chapter 2 Frames in metaphor and meaning
Chapter 3 Frames and lexical choice in metaphor
Chapter 4 Frames in metonymic inferencing
Chapter 5 Two types of adjective construction in metaphor
Chapter 6 Argument structure constructions in metaphor
Chapter 7 Metaphoric preposition phrases and closedclass items
Chapter 8 Repeated domain evocation and xyz constructions
Chapter 9 Metaphoric constructions beyond the clause
Chapter 10 Conclusion
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