Metaphor in Discourse

  title={Metaphor in Discourse},
  author={Nicholas Asher and Alex Lascarides},
Many have thought that the principles of metaphorical interpretation cannot be formally specified. We’ll attack this position with two claims. Our first claim is that some aspects of metaphor are productive, and this productivity can be captured by perspicuous links between generalisations that are specified in the lexicon, and general purpose circumscriptive reasoning in the pragmatic component. Indeed from a methodological perspective, we would claim the productive aspects of metaphor can… Expand
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