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IN FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT, Cristina Cacciari, Ray Gibbs, Jr., Albert Katz., eds., Oxford University Press, 1997

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Mark B. Turner

Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science

Date Written: 1997

Abstract

This paper analyzes the way in which the classical study of figure anticipated the development of modern construction grammars, and the ways in which construction grammar could be extended and improved by integrating some of the research initiatives of the classical study of figure. The article provides as an example an analysis of what the author has previously called the XYZ construction.

Keywords: construction grammar, cognitive linguistics, conceptual blending, iconicity, figure, Milton, literature

Suggested Citation

Turner, Mark B., Figure (1997). IN FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE AND THOUGHT, Cristina Cacciari, Ray Gibbs, Jr., Albert Katz., eds., Oxford University Press, 1997. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1416433

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