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Metaphor, Metonymy
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This article discusses metaphor and metonymy as understood in contemporary linguistics, i.e., as processes that appear in language as well as in thinking about the world. Following their definition and a short historical overview, the main characteristics of metaphor and metonymy are described, namely source, target, and their connection and conventionality. The central part of the article …

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Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan, “Metaphor, Metonymy”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief: Marc L. Greenberg, General Editor: Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_038554>
First published online: 2021

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