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Metaphor and Metonymy A Diachronic Approach

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ISBN-10: 140519085X

ISBN-13: 9781405190855

Edition: 2009

Authors: Kathryn Allan

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List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction
Motivation
Brief outline of the study of metaphor and metonymy
Early work on metaphor
Metaphors We Live By, and the work of Lakoff et al.
Metonymy
Use of corpora in the study of metaphor and metonymy
Methodology
The Historical Thesaurus of English and the Oxford English Dictionary
The Intelligence corpus
Guide to the data
Discrepancies between HTE and the Intelligence corpus
Dating of entries
Data analysis
The data: some preliminary comments
Stupid Vs. Clever
The core concept groups
The 'hierarchy' of core concepts
Associations between core concepts
Mind, Head and Brain
Focus of the study
Senses
Introduction
Data
Vision
Light
Touch
Taste
Hearing
Motivation
Vision
Light
Touch
Taste
Hearing
Proto-Indo-European
Primary metaphor and conflation theory
Evidence in non-Indo-European languages
Ontogeny and phylogeny
Conclusion
Evidence from Afroasiatic and Austronesian
Vision
Touch
Taste
Hearing
Data tables
Sense-Vision
Sense-Vision-Light
Sense-Grasp (Touch)
Sense-Taste
Sense-Hearing
Density
Introduction
Data
General terms
Wood
Earth
Food
Miscellaneous
Dates
Motivation
Blending theory
General terms vs. specific substances
Wood
Earth
Food
Miscellaneous
Semantic 'pathways'
Specificity and lack of other substances
Conceptual links and limits on reference
Conclusion
Data tables
Density-General
Density-Wood
Density-Earth
Density-Food
Density-Miscellaneous
Animals
Introduction
Data
Mammals
Birds
Insects
Fish
Motivation
Nature and nurture, the brain, and cognitive fluidity
Cultural influences: the medieval tradition and beyond
Dating issues: a problem?
Derogatory terms and the Great Chain metaphor
An analysis of Animal metaphorisation
Similarity theory
Particular animals found
Mammals
Donkeys/Mules
Sheep
Bovines
Other Animals
Birds
Insects
Fish
Conclusion
Data tables
Animal-Mammal
Animal-Mammal-Donkey/Mule
Animal-Mammal-Sheep
Animal-Mammal-Bovine
Animal-Mammal-Other Animals
Animal-Mammal-Bird
Animal-Insect
Animal-Fish
Animal-General
Conclusion
Summary
The metaphor-metonymy continuum
A corpus-based approach
Incongruity in conceptualisations of Intelligence
A diachronic approach
An interdisciplinary approach
Issues for future research: Sapir-Whorf, PC language and the influence of metaphor
Appendix: Additional data tables
Age
Alive/Animate
Beauty
Birth/Creation
Body Part-Sexual
Brain
Colour
Completion
Container
Container-Empty/Full of Nothing
Fat
Fruit/Veg
Good/Happy
Hard/Soft
Head
Health-Physical/Mental
Hit/Stunned
Human
Humble/Ordinary
Intelligence
Liquid/Semi-Liquid
Loose Texture
Lump
Mind
Object
Pure/Clean
Sense/Feeling
Shape
Sharp/Piercing
Size
Sound
Speech
Speed
Strength/Weakness
Value
Wealth/Prosperity
Weight
Bibliography
Acknowledgements
General index
Index of word forms and core concepts
Index of references