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The monograph provides new findings and views within the learn of edition in metonymy, either theoretical and methodological. Theoretically, it sheds gentle on metonymy from an onomasiological standpoint, which is helping to find the various conceptual or lexical "pathways" wherein an idea or a bunch of techniques has been particular via going again to the resource ideas. furthermore, it broadens the point of view of Cognitive Linguistics learn on metonymy by means of having a look into how metonymic conceptualization and utilization could differ alongside quite a few dimensions. 3 case experiences discover major edition in metonymy throughout assorted languages, time sessions, genres and social lects. Methodologically, the monograph responds to the decision in Cognitive Linguistics to undertake usage-based empirical methodologies. The case stories express that quantification and statistical ideas represent crucial elements of an empirical research in keeping with corpus information. The empirical findings show the basic have to expand examine on metonymy in a variationist Cognitive Linguistics path via learning metonymy s cultural, ancient and social-lectal edition.


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Given the idea that all concepts are schematic to some degree (Tuggy 2007: 84), when we discuss the source and target concepts of metonymy, we should take their schematicity into account. In other words, like hierarchical metaphorical mappings (Lakoff 1993: 222), metonymic mappings are also organized in “hierarchical structures” (Feyaerts 1999). e. LOCATION FOR LOCATED). The category of LOCATION allows a schematic hierarchy (see Figure 4): LOCATION is the superordinate concept that is elaborated by a number of instantiations like PALACE or ROOM, which in turn function as intermediate schemata for more specific instantiations.

Facetization has the same pragmatic function of referential identification with metonymy; its behavior with respect to zeugma is the same as that of uncontroversial target-in-source metonymy (Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, 2000); both metonymy and facetization involve similar semantic as well as pragmatic processes. (2) a. Your dog bit my cat. (zone activation) b. The kettle is boiling. (uncontroversial metonymy) c. This book is boring. (facetization) Geeraerts and Peirsman’s proposal contributes to a clearer delimitation of the notion of conceptual metonymy in CL and also resolves the terminological problems of metonymy and related phenomena.

E. e. category-related transfer). e. PART–WHOLE synecdoche) to metonymy. e. SPECIES–GENUS synecdoche). e. a polysemous word with a broader and a narrower sense that occupy different levels in a taxonomic hierarchy). She argues that the GENERIC and SPECIFIC relation in vertical polysemy is a taxonomic vertical relationship in encyclopedic semantics and it presupposes a metaphorical conceptualization of categories (cf. Seto 1999): either as containers for the category members (cf. Lakoff 1987) or in terms of wholes, with the members constituting the parts that make up the category (cf.

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