Metonymy as a Cross-lingual Phenomenon

  title={Metonymy as a Cross-lingual Phenomenon},
  author={Wim Peters},
  booktitle={ACL 2003},
  • Wim Peters
  • Published in ACL 11 July 2003
  • Linguistics
The question of whether metonymy carries across languages has always been interesting for language representation and processing. Until now attempts to answer this question have always been based on small-scale analyses. With the advent of EuroWordNet (Vossen 1998), a multilingual thesaurus covering eight languages and organized along the same lines as WordNet ( we have a unique opportunity to research this question on a large scale. In this paper we… 

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