• Sociology
  • Published 2005

A Corpus Linguistic Perspective on the Relationship between Metonymy and Metaphor

@inproceedings{Deignan2005ACL,
  title={A Corpus Linguistic Perspective on the Relationship between Metonymy and Metaphor},
  author={Alice Deignan},
  year={2005}
}
1. Introduction In the 2002 special issue of Style on metaphor, several writers discuss the importance of embodiment in metaphor. For instance, Raymond Gibbs and Nicole Wilson discuss a number of idioms involving lexis for parts of the human body, arguing that these are "not simply rhetorical devices but cognitively underlie and help structure our understandings" (528). Their examples include "turn a deaf ear" and "to go in one ear and out the other," two phrases used to talk about someone who… CONTINUE READING

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