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Metaphor and metonymy

Vyvyan Evans

in How Words Mean: Lexical Concepts, Cognitive Models, and Meaning Construction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199234660
eISBN:
9780191715495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234660.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter provides an LCCM account of figurative language phenomena such as metaphor and metonymy. It argues that figurative language is continuous with literal language. This follows as there are ... More


Cognition: The developmental trajectory approach

Michael S. C. Thomas, Harry R. Purser, and Jo Van Herwegen

in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Across the Lifespan: A neuroconstructivist approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199594818
eISBN:
9780191738166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594818.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

One emphasis of this volume is on the use of developmental trajectories in the study of developmental disabilities. This chapter focuses on theoretical, methodological, and analytical issues ... More


Language Comprehension and Production

Allan Paivio

in Mental Representations: A dual coding approach

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195066661
eISBN:
9780199894086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195066661.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter shows how the dual coding theory handles language comprehension and production. It treats language as a problem in its own right, with emphasis on more extended behavioral segments than ... More


Metaphor and Judgements of Experience

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

Experience can be difficult to describe and hence requires the use of figurative devices such as metaphors and similes. This chapter argues that figurative language sometimes succeeds in representing ... More


Identifying Metaphor

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

The reliability of one's moral judgements depends on his/her ability to conceive of others' inner lives sympathetically, where sympathy is a matter of appreciating others' thought and experience as ... More


Warrants and Norms

A. N. Williams

in The Architecture of Theology: Structure, System, and Ratio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199236367
eISBN:
9780191728556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236367.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The traditional theological warrants are surveyed (scripture, tradition, reason). None of these function in theological arguments in quite the way it has often been suggested they do. Scripture, ... More


The People Do Not Know: Covenantal Failure in the Book of Hosea

Hilary Marlow

in Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199569052
eISBN:
9780191723230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569052.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In Hosea, the interaction between God, humanity, and non-human creation does not permeate the whole book as thoroughly as in Amos. Nevertheless, the instances where such interaction is clearly ... More


The Everyday’s Fabulous Beyond: Nonsense, Parable, and the Ethics of the Literary in Kafka and Wittgenstein

Karen Zumhagen-Yekplé

in A Different Order of Difficulty: Literature after Wittgenstein

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677019
eISBN:
9780226677293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677293.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores resonances between Kafka’s parables and the parabolic aspects of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, and accounts for the deployment of obscurity in the oblique modes of ethical teaching ... More


Alternative Viewpoint: The Literary Life of Jonathan Edwards

Anna Svetlikova

in Understanding Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to America's Theologian

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195373431
eISBN:
9780199871681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373431.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The chapter asks whether Edwards’s writings can be called literature, suggests Edwards’s relevance for literary theory, and explains how Edwards was helpful for spiritual life in societies recovering ... More


Language at Large

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Dunbar the Makar

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129639
eISBN:
9780191671807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129639.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the language of Dunbar, which has spurred countless criticisms and admirations among scholars of poetry and poets alike. In sixteenth-century Scotland, poets had a variety of ... More


Hebrew Poetry

W. G. E. Watson

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of five chapters on the text of the Old Testament, and discusses Hebrew poetry in the context of the Hebrew (Old Testament) Bible. The introductory section looks at recent work on ... More


On Our Mind: Salience, Context, and Figurative Language

Rachel Giora

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195136166
eISBN:
9780199846993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136166.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

How do we learn to produce and comprehend non-literal language? Competing theories have only partially accounted for the variety of language comprehension evoked in metaphor, irony, and jokes. This ... More


Art and Morality (2)

A. E. Denham

in Metaphor and Moral Experience

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198240105
eISBN:
9780191680076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240105.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Moral Philosophy

It is now clear that works of literary art can inform moral judgements, contributing to their justifiability and their truth. This chapter suggests how certain features of metaphor can be extended to ... More


Flood Terminology

Y.S. Chen

in The Primeval Flood Catastrophe: Origins and Early Development in Mesopotamian Traditions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676200
eISBN:
9780191755606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676200.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the orthographic and semantic development of flood terminology in Sumerian and Akkadian. It is shown that the use of a‐ma‐ru and abūbu to convey the specialized meaning ‘the ... More


Adolescent Spoken Communication

Jill Duncan, Ellen A. Rhoades, and Elizabeth M. Fitzpatrick

in Auditory (Re)Habilitation for Adolescents with Hearing Loss: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780195381405
eISBN:
9780190204020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381405.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explains complex spoken communication development and intervention strategies that facilitate language growth in adolescents with hearing loss. The first section of this chapter ... More


Introduction

Roy Tzohar

in A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190664398
eISBN:
9780190664428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664398.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction for this book presents the main topics that will be discussed, stressing the Buddhist ambivalence toward language and the way in which it is addressed by the Yogācāra view that all ... More


Figurative Language

Geoffrey J. Huck

in What Is Good Writing?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190212957
eISBN:
9780190212971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212957.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 7 presents two theories of figurative language and argues in favor of Sperber and Wilson’s view that figurative language is no different from supposedly non-figurative language as far and the ... More


Words, The Magic Kingdom

Harvey S. Wiener

in Any Child Can Read Better

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195102185
eISBN:
9780197560952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195102185.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

When Alice faces the extraordinary Wonderland notions of saying what you mean and meaning what you say, she confronts language's great potential and disappointment. Words should, but do not always, ... More


Interlocutor and Monument

Stephen Murray

in Plotting Gothic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191805
eISBN:
9780226191942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter establishes a mnemonic space, a building plot, within which to begin to gather multiple stories of Gothic. Villard de Honnecourt, as interlocutor, mediates the intersection between the ... More


The Primeval Flood Catastrophe: Origins and Early Development in Mesopotamian Traditions

Y. S. Chen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676200
eISBN:
9780191755606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676200.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Previous research on Mesopotamian Flood traditions tended to focus on a few textual sources. How the traditions originated and developed as a whole has not been seriously investigated. By ... More


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