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Metaphor and metonymy : a diachronic approach

Author: Kathryn Allan
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2008.
Series: Publications of the Philological Society, 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The way in which we understand the concept of intelligence is rooted in metaphor and metonymy. This book explores the motivation for some of the lexemes in this semantic field across the history of the English language, considering the range of cognitive mechanisms and cultural factors that can inform metaphorical mappings.
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Allan, Kathryn.
Metaphor and metonymy.
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2008
(OCoLC)649244041
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Allan
ISBN: 9781405190855 140519085X
OCLC Number: 236322371
Description: x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Senses. 3. Density. 4. Animals. 5. Conclusion
Series Title: Publications of the Philological Society, 42.
Responsibility: Kathryn Allan.

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