Figurative Language Comprehension: Social and Cultural Influences

Figurative Language Comprehension: Social and Cultural Influences


Figurative language, comparable to verbal irony, metaphor, hyperbole, idioms, and different kinds is an more and more very important subfield in the empirical learn of language comprehension and use. Figurative Language Comprehension: Social and Cultural Influences is an edited scholarly booklet that ties jointly fresh learn about the social and cultural affects on figurative language cognition. those affects contain gender, cultural transformations, monetary prestige, and inter-group results, between others. the results those affects have on people's use, comprehension, or even processing of figurative language, contain the most subject matter of this quantity. No different publication bargains this type of examine the social and cultural impacts on a complete relatives of figurative varieties at a number of degrees of cognition.

This quantity is of serious curiosity to students and pros within the disciplines of social and cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and moment language acquisition, in addition to cognitive and different fields of linguistics the place students have pursuits in pragmatics, metaphor, image, discourse, and narrative. a few wisdom of the empirical and experimental equipment utilized in language study, in addition to a few familiarity with theories underlying the use, comprehension, and processing of figurative language will be precious to readers of this book.

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