Metonymy and Metaphor: What’s the Difference?

@inproceedings{Fass1988MetonymyAM,
  title={Metonymy and Metaphor: What’s the Difference?},
  author={Dan Fass},
  booktitle={COLING},
  year={1988}
}
  • D. Fass
  • Published in COLING 22 August 1988
  • Linguistics
A computational approach to metonymy and metaphor is proposed that distinguishes between them, literalness, and anomaly. The approach supports Lakoff and Johnson's (1980) views that metonymy and metaphor are quite different phenomena, that in metonymy an entity stands for another, whereas in metaphor an entity is viewed as another. 

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