Measuring Metaphoricity

[Read full-text: Measuring metaphoricity] [Data: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6oBPlj4dynZbWxmc2xFaThwT28%5D This paper presents the first computationally-derived scalar measurement of metaphoricity. Each input sentence is given a value between 0 and 1 which represents how metaphoric that sentence is. This measure achieves a correlation of 0.450 (Pearson’s R, p <0.01) with an experimental measure of metaphoricity involving human participants. While … More Measuring Metaphoricity

Modeling Abstractness and Metaphoricity

[Read full-text: Abstractness and metaphoricity] [Data: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6oBPlj4dynZZmxQWDV5dlV1eHc%5D This paper presents and evaluates a model of how the abstractness of source and target concepts influences metaphoricity, the property of how metaphoric a linguistic metaphoric expression is. The purpose of this is to investigate the long-standing claim that metaphoric mappings are from less abstract concepts to more … More Modeling Abstractness and Metaphoricity

Three Types of Metaphoric Utterances That Can Synthesize Theories of Metaphor

[Read full-text: Three types of metaphoric utterances] [Data: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6oBPlj4dynZOWlqdGhmQ0NFRFk%5D This article argues that there are three types of metaphoric utterances that can be defined by (a) the contextual stability of the utterance’s interpretation and (b) the presence or absence of a conceptual source–target mapping. Evidence for these three types of metaphoric utterances comes from introspective … More Three Types of Metaphoric Utterances That Can Synthesize Theories of Metaphor