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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar
Edited By: Klaus-Uwe Panther
Linda L. Thornburg
Antonio Barcelona
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 25

Figurative language has been regarded traditionally as situated outside the
realm of grammar. However, with the advent of Cognitive Linguistics,
metonymy and metaphor are now recognized as being not only ornamental
rhetorical tropes but fundamental figures of thought that shape, to a
considerable extent, the conceptual structure of languages. The present
volume goes even beyond this insight to propose that grammar itself is
metonymical in nature (Langacker) and that conceptual metonymy and metaphor
leave their imprints on lexicogrammatical structure. This thesis is
developed and substantiated for a wide array of languages and
lexicogrammatical phenomena, such as word class meaning and word formation,
case and aspect, proper names and noun phrases, predicate and clause
constructions, and other metonymically and metaphorically motivated
grammatical meanings and forms. The volume should be of interest to
scholars and students in cognitive and functional linguistics, in
particular, conceptual metonymy and metaphor theory, cognitive typology,
and pragmatics.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027289353
Prices: Europe EURO 99.00
U.S. $ 149.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027223791
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U.S. $ 149.00