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  • Metonymy in Language and Thoughtby Klaus-Uwe Panther; Günter Radden

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    Metonymy in Language and Thought gives a state-of-the-art account of metonymic research. The contributions have different disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds in linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology and literary studies. However, they share the assumption that metonymy is a cognitive phenomenon, a “figure of thought,” underlying... more...

  • Motivation in Grammar and the Lexiconby Klaus-Uwe Panther; Günter Radden

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    It is widely believed that only a small part of the English vocabulary is analyzable into constituents that are both formally and semantically related to the meaning of the complex word. De Saussure (1916) already described English as a langue lexicologique , a phenomenon that Leisi (1955) attributes to the large proportion of Romance words that have... more...

  • Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencingby Klaus-Uwe Panther; Linda L. Thornburg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 165.00

    In recent years, conceptual metonymy has been recognized as a cognitive phenomenon that is as fundamental as metaphor for reasoning and the construction of meaning. The thoroughly revised chapters in the present volume originated as presentations in a workshop organized by the editors for the 7th International Pragmatics Conference held in Budapest... more...

  • Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammarby Klaus-Uwe Panther; Linda L. Thornburg; Antonio Barcelona

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Figurative language has been regarded traditionally as situated outside the realm of grammar. However, with the advent of Cognitive Linguistics, metonymy and metaphor are now recognized as being not only ornamental rhetorical tropes but fundamental figures of thought that shape, to a considerable extent, the conceptual structure of languages. The present... more...

  • Motivation in Languageby Hubert Cuyckens; Thomas Berg; René Dirven; Klaus-Uwe Panther

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 195.00

    This volume contributes to the now one-century old question, ?Is the link between forms and meanings in language essentially arbitrary, as Saussure put it, or is it on the contrary also considerably motivated?? The greater part of the papers (Sections 1?3) analyze linguistic phenomena in which not arbitrary, but cognitively motivated links between... more...

  • From Space to Timeby Eugene H. Casad; Klaus-Uwe Panther; Linda L. Thornburg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Eugene Casad?s posthumous monograph is an in-depth study of the TIME IS SPACE metaphor in Cora ? an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in the state of Nayarit, Mexico ? within the framework of Ronald Langacker?s Cognitive Grammar. The author provides an introduction to Cora speakers and their history, and traces the evolution of Cora locative expressions,... more...

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