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Tropical truth(s) : the epistemology of metaphor and other tropes

Author: Armin Burkhart; Brigitte Nerlich
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, ©2010.
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The 18 contributions to this volume deal with a variety of 'tropes', such as metaphor, metonymy, synecdoche, irony, euphemism, antonomasia and hyperbole. Using various approaches or paradigms, the authors aim to find an answer to crucial epistemological questions, namely whether and to what extent utterances containing tropes can be said to be true or false.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tropical truth(s).
Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, ©2010
(OCoLC)535491781
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Armin Burkhart; Brigitte Nerlich
ISBN: 9783110230215 3110230216 3110230208 9783110230208
OCLC Number: 651046760
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 427 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Frontmatter; Contents; Introduction; 1. Metaphor, Simile and Truth; Metaphor, empiricism and truth: A fresh look at seventeenth-century theories of figurative language; Metaphor and truth in Rationalism and Romanticism; Persuasion: between trope and truth; Metaphor and its unparalleled meaning and truth; Truth, metaphor and counterfactual meaning; 'Metaphorical' truth conditions, context, and discourse; Metaphorical modes of perception and scanning. A comparative study of Japanese and English; Natural Language Processing: Minds, brains, and programmes. Pear-shaped and pint-sized: Comparative compounds, similes and truth"Money is ruthlessly finding its own level": Metaphor and metonymy in verb semantics; 2. Metonymy, Synecdoche and Truth; Between poetry and economy Metonymy as a semantic principle; Metonymy in conceptualization, communication, language, and truth; Synecdoche: A trope, a whole trope, and nothing but a trope?; 3. Other Tropes and Truth; Eironeia urbana; Irony, analogy and truth; Euphemism.
Responsibility: edited by Armin Burkhardt and Brigitte Nerlich.
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