Roosters, robins, and alarm clocks : Aptness and conventionality in metaphor comprehension

@article{Jones2006RoostersRA,
  title={Roosters, robins, and alarm clocks : Aptness and conventionality in metaphor comprehension},
  author={Lara L. Jones and Z. Estes},
  journal={Journal of Memory and Language},
  year={2006},
  volume={55},
  pages={18-32}
}
Bowdle and Gentner (2005) proposed a reconciliation of the comparison and categorization models of metaphor comprehension. Their career of metaphor model posits that, as a metaphorical term becomes more conventional, its mode of processing shifts from comparison to categorization. However, other recent studies (Chiappe, Kennedy, & Chiappe, 2003; Jones & Estes, 2005) suggest instead that aptness may mediate metaphorical processing. We empirically contrasted conventionality and aptness to examine… Expand
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