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Metaphor and Metonymy: Aristotle, Jakobson, Ricoeur, and Others *

Michael Silk

in Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues in favour of Roman Jakobson’s privileging of metonymy alongside metaphor as primary linguistic tropes (‘trope’ is to be understood here, in a significant modification of ... More


Introduction: The Grammar of Identity

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The contemporary world presents us with the reality of globalization and multiplicity, yet we still face powerful appeals to singularity. Beyond vague notions such as hybridity and multiculturalism, ... More


Saussure and his Interpreters

Roy Harris

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book provides a reassessment of the reception of Saussure's ideas. That Saussure's work profoundly influenced developments in such diverse fields as linguistics, anthropology, psychology and ... More


The Phonological Development of Child Language and Aphasia as a Linguistic Problem (1956)

Roman Jakobson

in Broca's Region

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177640
eISBN:
9780199864799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177640.003.0024
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter presents a paper published by Roman Jakobson in 1956. His 1941 seminal monograph Kindersprache, Aphasie und allgemeine Lautgesetze (Child Language, Aphasia, and Phonological Universals) ... More


A=L=L=E=G=O=R=I=E=S: Peter Inman, Myung Mi Kim, Lyn Hejinian

Michael Golston

in Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 3 is a study of allegory in Language poetry, specifically in the works of Peter Inman, Lyn Hejinian, and Myung Mi Kim (the latter, strictly speaking, a post-Language poet). It begins by ... More


In Defence of Rhetoric

Brian Vickers

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117919
eISBN:
9780191671128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117919.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Setting out to reinstate rhetoric, this book opens with an overview of the rhetorical system as developed in classical times. It surveys and analyses material from Aristotle to Plato through the ... More


The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Sarah M. Pourciau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they ... More


Epilogue: The Future of Rhetoric

Brian Vickers

in In Defence of Rhetoric

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117919
eISBN:
9780191671128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117919.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter surveys the current state of rhetoric studies and tries to judge which directions are likely to prove fruitful, and which not. In the linguistic theories of Roman Jakobson and in the ... More


Ricœur on Metaphor and Metaphorical Reference

James Fodor

in Christian Hermeneutics: Paul Ricoeur and the Refiguring of Theology

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263494
eISBN:
9780191682575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263494.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

By modifying Jakobson's insights on split reference and by transporting Frege's notions of sense and reference, Ricœur has fashioned an account of metaphorical reference to meet the anti-referential ... More


Music, phenomenology, time consciousness:: meditations after Husserl

David Clarke

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Husserl's phenomenology in general and his study of time consciousness in particular retain currency in present-day thought, not least for consciousness studies. Therefore, and also because of its ... More


The Text, the Poem, and the Problem of Historical Method

Jerome J. McGann

in The Beauty of Inflections: Literary Investigations in Historical Method and Theory

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198117506
eISBN:
9780191670961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117506.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

According to the classic formulation of Roman Jakobson, poetics may be regarded as an integral part of linguistics. This idea of the poem as verbal object is so commonplace in modern criticism that ... More


Rethinking Metonymy: Literary Theory and Poetic Practice from Pindar to Jakobson

Sebastian Matzner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198724278
eISBN:
9780191827495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724278.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This monograph advances literary theory and the theory of poetic language by developing a theory of metonymy as a literary trope. After a critical assessment of currently available views on metonymy ... More


Classical Semiology

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Jacques Derrida first uses the expression ‘classical semiology’ in ‘Différance’, to name the metaphysical system in which a sign takes the place of the thing in its absence. According to Derrida, ... More


Jakobson's Saussure

Roy Harris

in Saussure and his Interpreters

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613083
eISBN:
9780748652334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613083.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines Roman Jakobson's interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure's ideas about linguistics, explaining that Jakobson's approach to Saussure was nothing if not eclectic. He picked out ... More


Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Harry Berger, Jr.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic ... More


Jakobson’s Zeros

Sarah M. Pourciau

in The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 6 treats the transformation to which the Russian structuralist linguist Roman Jakobson, following the deflationary tradition of Saussure, subjects the neo-Pythagorean acoustic poetics ... More


Allegory as Metonymy: The Figure without a Face

Brenda Machosky

in Structures of Appearing: Allegory and the Work of Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242849
eISBN:
9780823242887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242849.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Allegory is not an extended metaphor. This conclusion defies a long-standing (though not unanimous) definition. Bringing together ideas from Roman Jakobson, Barbara Johnson, Maureen Quilligan and ... More


Postfrancophone

Yasser Elhariry

in Pacifist Invasions: Arabic, Translation & the Postfrancophone Lyric

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940407
eISBN:
9781786945075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940407.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

I conclude Pacifist Invasions by arguing for the continued relevance and urgency of the translational and intertextual perspectives afforded by poetry and poetics in both French and Arabic, and by ... More


Conflict and Mediation in James Joyce's “The Dead”

Leonardo F. Lisi

in Marginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245321
eISBN:
9780823252541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245321.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter uses the aesthetics of dependency to question the relation between the ending of Joyce's short story “The Dead” and the narrative of the Morkan sisters’ annual dance that precedes it. ... More


Only Revolutions, or, The most typical poem in world literature

Brian McHale

in Mark Z. Danielewski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Brian McHale considers the verse form of Only Revolutions, noting that ‘novel or not, Only Revolutions is certainly a narrative text’, and claiming that this aligns it with the mainstream of poetry ... More


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