|Title||Figurative text phenomena and text metaphtonymy|
In this paper, I present four figurative text phenomena, figurative schemes which play a role in organizing language at the level of the whole text, either by patterning lexis or changing register. These phenomena have all been identified individually by other scholars but no one to date has brought them together into a single framework in the way I do here. Many scholars have engaged in metaphor-led discourse analysis and metaphor identification across genres – such as Cameron & Stelma, Goatly, the Pragglejaz Group and Steen – but their focus has been on local ‘emergent’ meaning in spoken interaction rather than the impact of metaphor on longer stretches of language; and few have recognized the equally important role of metonymy in organizing longer stretches of language. The framework I present brings together authors from different fields and different eras, from Jakobson, Lodge and Lakoff & Johnson to Al-Sharafi, Koller and Semino. I also reinterpret Halliday & Hasan’s (1976) work on ‘cohesion’ in terms of figurative thought and extend Goossens’ (1990) concept of ‘metaphtonymy’ to the level of the whole text, which I call ‘Text Metaphtonymy’.
Goossens, L. (1990). ‘Metaphtonymy: The Interaction of Metaphor and Metonymy in Expressions for Linguistic Action’ in Cognitive Linguistics. 1/3:323-340.
Halliday, M. & R. Hasan. (1976). Cohesion in English. London: Longman.
|Conference||1st Internatioonal Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language|