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Metaphor and Symbol

Document Type

Post-Print

Publication Date

1-1-2003

Subjects

Grammar (Comparative and general), Grammatical categories, Metaphor

Abstract

Theories of metaphor comprehension that rely on category assignment based on common characteristics (Keysar & Glucksberg, 1992), a comparison between characteristics or relationships of source and target (Chiappe & Kennedy, 2001), or a mapping of characteristics or relationships from source to target (Gentner & Bowdle, 2001) are inherently circular, since these comparisons, mappings, or categories usually make sense only after the underlying metaphor has already been understood. This inherent circularity is avoided by approaches such as conceptual metaphor theory (Lakoff & Johnson, 1980) and conceptual blending theory (Fauconnier & Turner, 1998) that seek to explain metaphors in terms of underlying cognitive concepts or schemas.

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This is the Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Metaphor and Symbol 2003 copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: www.tandfonline.com/[10.1207/S15327868MS1801_4.

DOI

10.1207/S15327868MS1801_4

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8584

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