The extent of the literal : metaphor, polysemy and the theories of concepts

Publication Type  Book
Year of Publication  2003
Authors  Rakova, Marina
Pages  x, 232 p
Publisher  Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication  Basingstoke ; New York
ISBN Number  140390233X
Call Number  Oxford ; Trinity College
Key Words  Metaphor
Notes  23 cmIncludes bibliographical references and indexP. 3 Main of book: "bring into serious doubt a widespread assumption concerning the literal-metaphorical distinction"The "standard assumption": "for a large number of words ... only one meaning has to be considered as literal or basic, and all the other meanings have to be treated as its metaphorical extensions"- Gives brief overview of these theories: I. A. Richards, Max Black, Monroe Beardsley, Nelson Goodman, Eva Kittay, Josef Stern, Davidson (metaphorical expressions mean what they literally mean - different from what they are intended to mean)p. 18 Cognitive linguistic revolution began with Johnson & Lakoff 1980p. 24 - 28 critique of experientialism
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