Metaphor, similarity and semantics fields

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Abstract

A variant of the compatrison theory of metaphor is put forward. The main points are (a) a theory of metaphor belongs to semantics, not pragmatics, (b) a metaphorical statement is a similarity statement, usually comparing descriptions of objects, (c) a metaphor is a constellation of words connected by a certain kind of relation - the metaphorical link, (d) metaphors are not necessarily asymmetric, (e) what expressions copunt as metaphors in a certain language has to do with the semantic fields of the language in question.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Filosofi
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationUnderstanding the Arts
RedaktörerJeanette Emt, Göran Hermerén
FörlagLund University Press
Sidor195-214
ISBN (tryckt)0-86238-2904, 91-7966-157-2
StatusPublished - 1992
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördNej