Metaphor and Metonymy: A Diachronic Approach
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Explores the way in which we conceptualize intelligence in English and how it is rooted in metaphor and metonymy
- Discusses the motivation for lexemes in this semantic field, such as ‘bright’ and ‘thick’, and argues that a diachronic approach can offer a fresh perspective to complement and challenge current theories in cognitive semantics
- Provides a much-needed diachronic approach to theories of metaphor and metonymy within cognitive semantics, building on the work of scholars such as Geeraerts and Sweetser
- Considers both cognitive and cultural factors relating to motivation, and takes account of established theories of semantic change alongside recent work in cognitive linguistics
- Includes a detailed case study on the concept of the senses, density, and animals, which forms the basis of a wide-reaching discussion of figurative language