Figures of Speech
Publication date: 2007
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A number of theoretical attempts at explaining the character of these tropes are described and discussed. A more comprehensive analytical perspective is argued for, however. Metaphorical and metonymic uses clearly connect to cognition and experience in general in a creative way, but in this study it is also pointed out that there are obvious
parallels between metaphor and metonymy and the non-figurative types of relations in language systems termed hyponymy and meronymy.
Accordingly, language users seem to operate with general types of semantic strategies.