Modeling Abstractness and Metaphoricity

[Read full-text: Abstractness and metaphoricity] 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 abstract concepts. … More Modeling Abstractness and Metaphoricity

Three Types of Metaphoric Utterances That Can Synthesize Theories of Metaphor

[Read full-text: Three types of metaphoric utterances] 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 evidence about … More Three Types of Metaphoric Utterances That Can Synthesize Theories of Metaphor