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The poetics of mind : figurative thought, language, and understanding

Author: Raymond W Gibbs
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this bold new work, Ray Gibbs demonstrates that human cognition is deeply poetic and that figurative imagination constitutes the way we understand ourselves and the world in which we live.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond W Gibbs
ISBN: 0521419654 9780521419659 0521429927 9780521429924
OCLC Number: 29259099
Description: ix, 527 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Thinking and speaking literally --
Figurative language understanding: a special process? --
Metaphor in language and thought --
Understanding metaphorical expresisons --
Idiomaticity --
Metonymy --
Irony --
The poetic minds of children --
Implications and future directions.
Responsibility: Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr.
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"...accessible to the uninitiated reader and still maintains the highest scholarly standards...Anyone who is interested in the relationship between language and thought should read this book, and Read more...

 
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