Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

Understanding Figurative Language: From Metaphor to Idioms

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This book examines how people understand utterances that are intended figuratively. Traditionally, figurative language such as metaphors and idioms has been considered derivative from more complex than ostensibly straightforward literal language. Glucksberg argues that figurative language involves the same kinds of linguistic and pragmatic operations that are used for ordinary, literal language. Glucksbergs research in this book is concerned with ordinary language:… (more)


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Publisher: Oxford University Press (June 30, 2001)

Collection: Oxford University Press

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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