Title

Metaphor: a Cognitive View And a Contextualist View

Date

5-31-2018 8:58 AM

End Time

31-5-2018 9:08 AM

Location

WUC Willamette Room

Session Chair

Henry Hughes

Session Title

Literature, Writing and Linguistics

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

David Hargreaves

Abstract

I analyze the differences between two contemporary approaches to metaphor: the cognitive approach and the contextualist approach. The cognitive view sees metaphor as a conceptual entity unique to itself whereas the contextualist view sees metaphor as a communicative device used to trigger the intended meaning, within the bounds of the context. I synthesize the two views by drawing a distinction (or identifying a continuum) between "dead" and "alive" metaphors, and drawing a distinction (or identifying a continuum) between the "automatic" and "non-automatic" processing of speech.

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May 31st, 8:58 AM May 31st, 9:08 AM

Metaphor: a Cognitive View And a Contextualist View

WUC Willamette Room

I analyze the differences between two contemporary approaches to metaphor: the cognitive approach and the contextualist approach. The cognitive view sees metaphor as a conceptual entity unique to itself whereas the contextualist view sees metaphor as a communicative device used to trigger the intended meaning, within the bounds of the context. I synthesize the two views by drawing a distinction (or identifying a continuum) between "dead" and "alive" metaphors, and drawing a distinction (or identifying a continuum) between the "automatic" and "non-automatic" processing of speech.