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Perspectives on Metonymy

Proceedings of the International Conference ‘Perspectives on Metonymy’, held in Łódź, Poland, May 6-7, 2005


Krzysztof Kosecki

The book contains discussions of a broad range of theoretical issues of metonymy, such as cognitive models, semantic representations, and the links with conceptual metaphors. It provides recent analyses of the phenomenon in such fields as grammar, lexical semantics, pragmatics, semiotics, as well as literature. The individual papers concentrate on the operation of single and multiple metonymies in modality, conditionals, compounding, and concept formation – both from a synchronic and diachronic perspective. Aphasia, Creole languages, novels by Terry Pratchett and creole Laurence Sterne are only some of the areas in which the presence of metonymy is discussed.
Contents: Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez: High-Level Cognitive Models: In Search of a Unified Framework for Inferential and Grammatical Behavior – Roman Kalisz: Metonymy and Semantic Representations – Bogusław Bierwiaczonek: On Formal Metonymy – Mario Brdar: Where Have All the Metonymies Gone? – Tanja Gradečak-Erdeljić: Metonymic Links for ‘Master Metaphor’ – Antonio Barcelona: The Multi-Level Role of Metonymy in Grammar and Discourse: A Case Study – Lorena Pérez Hernández: High-Level Metonymies in the Understanding of Modality: A Cross-Linguistic Analysis – Michał Szawerna: Deverbal Nominalization as a Type of Metonymic Extension from Processes to Things – Dylan Glynn: Concept Delimitation, Frame Semantics, and Pragmatic Implicature. Issues for the Usage-Based Study of Metonymy – Rita Brdar-Szabó: The Role of Metonymy in Motivating Cross-Linguistic Differences in the Exploitation of Stand-Alone Conditionals as Indirect Directives – Kamila Ciepiela: Metonymy in Aphasia – Gabrijela Buljan/Tanja Gradečak-Erdeljić: ‘By Word of Mouse’: Metonymy and Conceptual Integration in Idiom Modifications – Marcin Grygiel: Metonymic Projection as a Major Factor in the Rise of English Historical Synonyms of ‘Man’ and ‘Woman’ – Krzysztof Kosecki: Some Remarks on Metonymy in Compounding – Goran Milić/Dubravka Vidaković: Referential Metonymy of the Type Capital-for-Government in Croatian – Johan Nordlander: The Metonymic Element in Krio Conceptualization: The Cases of BIF and BUSH – Dorota Śliwa: Metonymic Inferences Related to the Compound Noun ‘Public Opinion’ – Alina Kwiatkowska: Pre-Linguistic and Non-Linguistic Metonymy – Alexander Soloshenko: Metaphor and Metonymy in Biblical Proper Names – Marek Kuźniak: Part-Whole Relations in the Selected Epigrams by J. Sztaudynger – Sylwia Dżereń-Głowacka: Beating Up Intelligence: Metonymy in Terry Pratchett’s Novels – Jarosław Płuciennik: Princess Antonomasia, Individualism, and the Quixotism of Culture: A Case of ‘Tristram Shandy’ by Laurence Sterne.