Element Order in Metaphorical and Literal Phrases

  title={Element Order in Metaphorical and Literal Phrases},
  author={N. Mashal and Y. Shen and Debbie Kastel},
  journal={Metaphor and Symbol},
  pages={113 - 128}
  • N. Mashal, Y. Shen, Debbie Kastel
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Metaphor and Symbol
  • The present study examines the role of a noun’s concreteness in determining the order of nouns within literal and metaphorical conjunction constructions. Two experiments were conducted. In Experiment 1, 45 participants were asked to recall sentences with canonic and non-canonic order. In Experiment 2, 41 participants performed a lexical decision task to the final word of a canonic or non-canonic sentence. The results show that concreteness plays an important role in recalling word order in both… CONTINUE READING
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