Metaphor comprehension as attributive categorization.

@article{Jones2005MetaphorCA,
  title={Metaphor comprehension as attributive categorization.},
  author={Lara L. Jones and Z. Estes},
  journal={Journal of Memory and Language},
  year={2005},
  volume={53},
  pages={110-124}
}
The class-inclusion model claims that metaphors (e.g., That exam is a filter) are comprehended by inclusion of the topic (or subject) as a member of an attributive category named after and exemplified by the vehicle (or predicate). In three experiments, participants rated the extent to which a topic concept (e.g., exam) was a member of a vehicle category (e.g., filters). To test the scope of the class-inclusion model, both conventional and novel metaphors were included in Experiments 1 and 2… Expand
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