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[The main aim of this work is to make an original contribution to the study of metaphors, or more particularly, to the study of how people ordinarily use and understand metaphors in their daily lives. The phenomenon of metaphor has fascinated scholars for at least two millennia and still there...
[This chapter presents an approach to metaphor that has largely been ignored by scholars of metaphor: the relevance-theory approach to metaphor. I consider this situation unfortunate, because relevance theory, as a cognitive pragmatic view on language and communication, can make very important...
[Modern cognitive linguistics has become a vigorous discipline in linguistics since its first steps in the 1970s. All the major levels of linguistic description, such as phonology, syntax, morphology and semantics, have been tackled from a cognitive linguistic viewpoint and cognitive linguistics...
[In the preceding chapters I gave a detailed and critical overview of contemporary theories of metaphor. I showed that whereas traditional pragmatic approaches to metaphor see metaphor as a form of language that is characterized by deviance from a literal standard, both relevance theory and...
[In the preceding chapters various approaches to implicit and figurative language, communication and cognition were presented and critically discussed. In this chapter, I want to gather together the results deriving from these discussions. The outcome of this will be a hybrid theory of metaphor...
[In 1990 the Spanish rock band Héroes del Silencio were famous for a song with the title Entre dos Tierras (‘Between Two Worlds’) — this song title fairly nicely captures the essence of this volume. Unfortunately, linguistic pragmatics and cognitive linguistics present themselves as if they...
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