A Hybrid Theory of Metaphor

Relevance Theory and Cognitive Linguistics

  • Markus┬áTendahl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 261-282

About this book


A provoking new approach to how we understand metaphors thoroughly comparing and contrasting the claims made by relevance theorists and cognitive linguists. The resulting hybrid theory shows the complementarity of many positions as well as the need and possibility of achieving a broader and more realistic theory of our understanding.


cognitive linguistics future knowledge linguistics linguists metaphor understanding

Authors and affiliations

  • Markus┬áTendahl
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  1. 1.University of DortmundGermany

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