Metonymy in Language and Thought
Author->Edited by: Klaus-Uwe Panter, Günter Radden
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Size: 1.35 MB
Format: PDF / Excellent
Eighteen years after Lakoff and Johnson’s (1980) seminal work on the role of metaphor in conceptualization, which sparked a vast amount of research in cognitive linguistics, it has become increasingly apparent that metonymy is a cognitive phenomenon that may be even more fundamental than metaphor. We believe that the contributions give a fair view of the state of the art in metonymic research, although we are also aware of the fact that a great many questions about metonymy still remain unanswered, some of which will be addressed below.