Appreciation of Metaphoric and Connotative Word Meaning by Brain-Damaged Patients

  • Hiram H. Brownell


Language is often discussed in terms of separate parts, including the phonological, syntactic, and lexical components of the grammar. These components differ with respect to their connections to other domains of cognition. Unlike the other components, the lexicon, which contains a speaker’s knowledge of individual words, represents a bridge between world knowledge and the language system. Words in the lexicon are linked to associated meanings that include a wealth of information about the world and that pertain to virtually all realms of a person’s experience. In what follows, the term lexical semantics will be used to refer to the lexicon plus the range of associations that are often excluded from the lexicon proper (e.g., Emmorey and Fromkin, in press).


Word Meaning Normal Control Subject Literal Meaning Alternative Meaning Semantic Domain 
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