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Interpreting figurative meaning

Author: Raymond W Gibbs; Herbert L Colston
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Interpreting Figurative Meaning critically evaluates the recent empirical work from psycholinguistics and neuroscience examining the successes and difficulties associated with interpreting figurative language. There is now a huge, often contradictory literature on how people understand figures of speech. Gibbs and Colston argue that there may not be a single theory or model that adequately explains both the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gibbs, Raymond W.
Interpreting figurative meaning.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011053275
(OCoLC)772450056
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond W Gibbs; Herbert L Colston
ISBN: 9781139380492 1139380494 9781139168779 1139168770 9781139377638 1139377639 1280664193 9781280664199
OCLC Number: 795123435
Description: 1 online resource (v, 384 pages)
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. Identifying figurative language; 3. Models of figurative language comprehension; 4. Interpreting specific figures of speech; 5. Indeterminacy of figurative language experience; 6. Factors shaping figurative language meaning interpretation; 7. Broadening the scope of figurative language studies.
Responsibility: Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr., Herbert L. Colston.
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Interpreting Figurative Meaning explores interdisciplinary debates on the ways in which humans comprehend figurative language in everyday life.  Read more...

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