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Volume 8, Issue 2 (Jan 2011)


Parallels and differences in the treatment of metaphor in relevance theory and cognitive linguistics

Deirdre Wilson
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Published Online: 2011-05-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/iprg.2011.009


Both cognitive linguists and relevance theorists are developing original approaches to metaphor. Both shed new light on old debates and suggest fruitful directions for research. Although there has so far been little interaction between the two approaches, Raymond Gibbs and Markus Tendahl (Mind & Language 21: 379–403, 2006, Journal of Pragmatics 40: 1823–1864, 2008) have recently begun to compare them and consider how they might be combined. This paper is intended as a contribution to that debate. After outlining some parallels and differences between the two approaches, I will discuss how they might fit together to give a fuller picture of the role of metaphor in language and thought.

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Published Online: 2011-05-02

Published in Print: 2011-05-01

Citation Information: Intercultural Pragmatics, ISSN (Online) 1613-365X, ISSN (Print) 1612-295X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/iprg.2011.009. Export Citation

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