Towards a Better Understanding of Metonymy

Towards a Better Understanding of Metonymy

by Wojciech Wachowski
Towards a Better Understanding of Metonymy

Towards a Better Understanding of Metonymy

by Wojciech Wachowski

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Overview

The general aim of this book is to contribute to a better understanding of metonymy, using the theoretical framework of cognitive linguistics. The book argues for a conceptual rather than purely linguistic basis for metonymy and explores distinctions between metonymy and other figurative language.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788743457
Publisher: Peter Lang Ltd, International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 08/08/2019
Series: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics , #44
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wojciech Wachowski is Assistant Professor in the Institute of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He is also an Endeavour Research Fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia, and has lectured as a visiting professor at several European universities. He has published on various topics in linguistics, especially cognitive linguistics and sociolinguistics. His main research interests include metonymy and metaphor, and teacher and translator training.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS: Metonymy: The name and definition – Metonymy: The scope – Metonymy: The functions – Metaphor, metonymy, and synecdoche: Problematic issues.

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