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Connecting the fields of conceptual combination and metaphor processing

  • Author / Creator
    Park, Juana
  • This dissertation analyzes three types of semantically opaque phrases (i.e., phrases that are composed of constituents whose literal meanings do not entirely contribute to the meaning of the overall phrase): opaque compound words (e.g., hogwash), metaphors that have a compound-like structure (e.g., trophy wife) and metaphors that follow the format X is Y (e.g., Lawyers are sharks). The purpose of the following projects is to point out that metaphors and compound words share more characteristics that most people would suspect and that, by taking into account these deeper commonalities, the study of both areas would benefit from applying theories and research methods from one field to the other.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2020
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Doctor of Philosophy
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-pzfe-9j12
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