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Samuel Guttenplan

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199280896

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199280894.001.0001

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Objects of Metaphor

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The Semantic Descent account is extended to realistically complex examples, both in terms of syntactic complexity and vividness. A detailed treatment of a wide range of examples is followed by discussions of phenomena such as dead metaphor, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, mixed and extended metaphor, as well as observations about the relationship between synaesthesia and metaphor, the robustness of metaphor as a theoretical kind, the so-called ‘cognitive’ account of metaphor and visual metaphor.

Keywords:   syntactic complexity, dead metaphor, mixed metaphor, extended metaphor, synaesthesia, the cognitive account of metaphor, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, visual metaphor

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