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Title: Metaphorically Speaking
Written By: Patti D. Nogales

When a woman says "My husband Steve is a sheepdog," she's using a metaphor. Is she talking nonsense or saying something meaningful? Does the metaphor accomplish its intent by saying or implying something? Nogales carefully answers these questions in detail by providing an account of metaphor in terms of reconceptualization, which conforms to the intuition that metaphors inflict a change in perspectigve. At the same time, she provides an illuminating critique of accepted theories of metaphor and a list of phenomena that any theory of metaphor or natural language processing must address.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Ling & Literature
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575861593
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 242pp

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575861585
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 242pp