Mereology in the Flesh

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Abstract

Figurative language repositories typically encompass expressions that are coded manually in formal content analyses. This chapter proposes to discuss a number of theoretical and methodological issues related to mereology – the study of parts, wholes, and their relation – that are crucial for coding part–whole figurative expressions. This contribution draws the attention to the importance of: distinguishing language and experience of part whole relations; taking into account the existence of two different kinds of whole; and finding ways to implement these distinctions in coding schemes to be used to annotate figurative expressions in electronic repositories. Finally, based on cognitive scientific evidence, this chapter formulates a hypothesis on how part–whole relations are acquired through bodily experiences and therefore could indeed said to be “in the flesh”.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Jämförande språkvetenskap och lingvistik

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationMetaphor and Metonymy in the Digital Age
Undertitel på gästpublikationTheory and methods for building repositories of figurative language
RedaktörerMarianna Bolognesi, Mario Brdar, Kristina Despot
UtgivningsortAmsterdam
FörlagJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Sidor199-224
ISBN (elektroniskt)9789027262295
ISBN (tryckt)9789027203441
StatusPublished - 2019 aug 22
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

Publikationsserier

NamnMetaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication
Volym8
ISSN (tryckt)2210-4836