Creativity and Convention : The pragmatics of everyday figurative speech.

This book offers a pragmatic account of the interpretation of everyday metaphorical and idiomatic expressions. Using the framework of Relevance Theory, it reanalyses the results of recent experimental research on figurative utterances and provides a novel account of the interplay of creativity and c...

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Main Author: Vega Moreno, Rosa E.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007.
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