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The Resource Creativity and convention : the pragmatics of everyday figurative speech, Rosa E. Vega Moreno, (electronic resource)

Creativity and convention : the pragmatics of everyday figurative speech, Rosa E. Vega Moreno, (electronic resource)

Label
Creativity and convention : the pragmatics of everyday figurative speech
Title
Creativity and convention
Title remainder
the pragmatics of everyday figurative speech
Statement of responsibility
Rosa E. Vega Moreno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 convention in figurative interpretation, showing how features 'emerge' during metaphor comprehension and how literal meaning contributes to idiom comprehension. The central claim is that the mind is rather selective when processing information, and that in the pragmatic interpretation of both literal
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vega Moreno, Rosa E
Dewey number
401/.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pragmatics & beyond,
Series volume
new ser., v. 156
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Figures of speech
  • Pragmatics
  • Metaphor
  • Idioms
Label
Creativity and convention : the pragmatics of everyday figurative speech, Rosa E. Vega Moreno, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-243) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Human Creative Cognition and Selective Processing -- The selective mind -- Selective processing -- Selectivity and ad hoc categories -- Human memory and information processing -- The encoding specificity principle -- Memory processes and lexical flexibility -- Concept construction and selective processing -- Selective processing and the instability of graded structure -- Constrains on concept instability -- The depth of processing hypothesis Standard ideas and research -- Beyond the depth of processing hypothesis -- Conclusion -- Relevance Theory: Communication and Cognition -- Basic notions of relevance-theoretical pragmatics -- The cognitive principle of relevance and the definition of relevance -- The communicative principle and the comprehension procedure -- Relevance theory and utterance interpretation -- Accessibility of contextual assumptions -- Lexical pragmatics -- Conclusion -- Metaphor, Interaction and Property Attribution -- Traditional views on metaphor -- A challenge to the literal priority claim -- From property matching to property attribution -- The class-inclusion theory: attribution, interaction and categorisation -- Metaphor and ad hoc categories -- Interaction in intrepretation -- Problems with the class inclusion view -- The emergence problem -- Experimental work on emergence -- Emergence and the class-inclusion theory -- Emergence and blending theory -- The transformation problem -- Conclusion: towards a cognitively-adequate pragmatic approach -- Relevance Theory and Metaphor Interpretation -- Relevance, literalness and metaphor interpretation -- Lexical pragmatics and loose use -- Pragmatic adjustment and metaphor interpretation -- Relevance theory and emergence -- Relevance theory and the transformation problem -- The bulldozer care -- Creative and standardised loose uses -- Inferential routes and pragmatic routines -- Conclusion -- Relevance Theory and Cognitive Approaches to Metaphor -- Relevance theory and standard assumptions on metaphor research -- Relevance theory and the class-inclusion theory -- Experimental evidence -- Conceptual metaphor theory -- Conceptual metaphor theory and relevance theory -- Conclusion -- Analysability in Idiom Comprehension -- Idioms: arbitrariness or compositionality? -- Idioms as (partly) analysable phrases -- Psycholinguistic research on the analysability of idioms -- The role of analysability in idiom use and interpretation -- Comments on experimental research -- The nature of compositionality -- Composition and decomposition -- Analysability as transparency -- Analysability and the processing and representation of idioms -- The activation of idiomatic meaning -- The configuration hypothesis -- Activation and integration in processing -- Conclusion -- Idioms, Transparency and Pragmatic Inference -- Idioms, metaphors and unfamiliar words -- Making sense of idioms -- Synchronic rationale -- The contribution of word meaning -- Conclusions on acquisition -- Familiar idioms: representation and processing -- Activation and interpretation -- Pragmatic adjustment -- Word meaning and idiom meaning -- Interpreting idiom variants -- Some conclusions on idiom processing and idiom variants -- Conclusion -- Creativitiy and Convention Beyond Figurative Speech -- Creativity and convention in language -- The psychology of routines -- Controlled and automatic processing -- Automaticity and expertise -- Stages in expertise development and degrees of automaticity -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn191953155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027292131
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191953155
Label
Creativity and convention : the pragmatics of everyday figurative speech, Rosa E. Vega Moreno, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-243) and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Human Creative Cognition and Selective Processing -- The selective mind -- Selective processing -- Selectivity and ad hoc categories -- Human memory and information processing -- The encoding specificity principle -- Memory processes and lexical flexibility -- Concept construction and selective processing -- Selective processing and the instability of graded structure -- Constrains on concept instability -- The depth of processing hypothesis Standard ideas and research -- Beyond the depth of processing hypothesis -- Conclusion -- Relevance Theory: Communication and Cognition -- Basic notions of relevance-theoretical pragmatics -- The cognitive principle of relevance and the definition of relevance -- The communicative principle and the comprehension procedure -- Relevance theory and utterance interpretation -- Accessibility of contextual assumptions -- Lexical pragmatics -- Conclusion -- Metaphor, Interaction and Property Attribution -- Traditional views on metaphor -- A challenge to the literal priority claim -- From property matching to property attribution -- The class-inclusion theory: attribution, interaction and categorisation -- Metaphor and ad hoc categories -- Interaction in intrepretation -- Problems with the class inclusion view -- The emergence problem -- Experimental work on emergence -- Emergence and the class-inclusion theory -- Emergence and blending theory -- The transformation problem -- Conclusion: towards a cognitively-adequate pragmatic approach -- Relevance Theory and Metaphor Interpretation -- Relevance, literalness and metaphor interpretation -- Lexical pragmatics and loose use -- Pragmatic adjustment and metaphor interpretation -- Relevance theory and emergence -- Relevance theory and the transformation problem -- The bulldozer care -- Creative and standardised loose uses -- Inferential routes and pragmatic routines -- Conclusion -- Relevance Theory and Cognitive Approaches to Metaphor -- Relevance theory and standard assumptions on metaphor research -- Relevance theory and the class-inclusion theory -- Experimental evidence -- Conceptual metaphor theory -- Conceptual metaphor theory and relevance theory -- Conclusion -- Analysability in Idiom Comprehension -- Idioms: arbitrariness or compositionality? -- Idioms as (partly) analysable phrases -- Psycholinguistic research on the analysability of idioms -- The role of analysability in idiom use and interpretation -- Comments on experimental research -- The nature of compositionality -- Composition and decomposition -- Analysability as transparency -- Analysability and the processing and representation of idioms -- The activation of idiomatic meaning -- The configuration hypothesis -- Activation and integration in processing -- Conclusion -- Idioms, Transparency and Pragmatic Inference -- Idioms, metaphors and unfamiliar words -- Making sense of idioms -- Synchronic rationale -- The contribution of word meaning -- Conclusions on acquisition -- Familiar idioms: representation and processing -- Activation and interpretation -- Pragmatic adjustment -- Word meaning and idiom meaning -- Interpreting idiom variants -- Some conclusions on idiom processing and idiom variants -- Conclusion -- Creativitiy and Convention Beyond Figurative Speech -- Creativity and convention in language -- The psychology of routines -- Controlled and automatic processing -- Automaticity and expertise -- Stages in expertise development and degrees of automaticity -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn191953155
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789027292131
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191953155

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