Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series)

Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series)


lately, conceptual metonymy has been famous as a cognitive phenomenon that's as basic as metaphor for reasoning and the development of which means. The completely revised chapters within the current quantity originated as shows in a workshop prepared by means of the editors for the 7th foreign Pragmatics Conference held in Budapest in 2000. They represent, in keeping with an nameless reviewer, "an fascinating contribution to either cognitive linguistics and pragmatics." The contributions objective to bridge the distance, and inspire dialogue, among cognitive linguists and students operating in a realistic framework. subject matters comprise the metonymic foundation of explicature and implicature, the function of metonymically-based inferences in speech act and discourse interpretation, the pragmatic which means of grammatical buildings, the effect of metonymic mappings on and their interplay with grammatical constitution, the position of metonymic inferencing and implicature in linguistic swap, and the comparability of metonymic ideas throughout languages and various cultural settings.

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