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Book: The Cognitive Linguistics Reader

Chapter: 10. The Contemporary Theory of Metaphor

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.31552


In this essay, the author discusses three kinds of generalizations that leas to the identification of conceptual metaphor. Generalizations over polysemous words, generalizations over the patterns of inference of such polysemous words in their different contexts and generalizations over conventional and novel metaphors.

Chapter Contributors

  • George Lakoff ( - glakoff) 'University of California, Berkeley'