Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammar (Human Cognitive Processing)

Figurative language has been seemed usually as positioned outdoor the world of grammar. even though, with the appearance of Cognitive Linguistics, metonymy and metaphor are actually famous as being not just decorative rhetorical tropes yet basic figures of inspiration that form, to a substantial quantity, the conceptual constitution of languages. the current quantity is going even past this perception to suggest that grammar itself is metonymical in nature (Langacker) and that conceptual metonymy and metaphor go away their imprints on lexicogrammatical constitution. This thesis is built and substantiated for a big selection of languages and lexicogrammatical phenomena, corresponding to observe classification which means and be aware formation, case and point, right names and noun words, predicate and clause structures, and different metonymically and metaphorically inspired grammatical meanings and kinds. the amount could be of curiosity to students and scholars in cognitive and sensible linguistics, specifically, conceptual metonymy and metaphor thought, cognitive typology, and pragmatics.

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