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Mereology in the Flesh

Devylder, Simon LU (2019) In Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication 8. p.199-224
Abstract
Figurative language repositories typically encompass expressions that are coded manually in formal content analyses. This chapter proposes to discuss a number of theoretical and methodological issues related to mereology – the study of parts, wholes, and their relation – that are crucial for coding part–whole figurative expressions. This contribution draws the attention to the importance of: distinguishing language and experience of part whole relations; taking into account the existence of two different kinds of whole; and finding ways to implement these distinctions in coding schemes to be used to annotate figurative expressions in electronic repositories. Finally, based on cognitive scientific evidence, this chapter formulates a... (More)
Figurative language repositories typically encompass expressions that are coded manually in formal content analyses. This chapter proposes to discuss a number of theoretical and methodological issues related to mereology – the study of parts, wholes, and their relation – that are crucial for coding part–whole figurative expressions. This contribution draws the attention to the importance of: distinguishing language and experience of part whole relations; taking into account the existence of two different kinds of whole; and finding ways to implement these distinctions in coding schemes to be used to annotate figurative expressions in electronic repositories. Finally, based on cognitive scientific evidence, this chapter formulates a hypothesis on how part–whole relations are acquired through bodily experiences and therefore could indeed said to be “in the flesh”. (Less)
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figurative language repositories, mereology, metonymy, manual coding, embodiment, partonymy, meronymy, cognitive science
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Metaphor and Metonymy in the Digital Age
series title
Metaphor in Language, Cognition, and Communication
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Bolognesi, Marianna; Brdar, Mario; Despot, Kristina; ; and
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8
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199 - 224
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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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2210-4836
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9789027262295
9789027203441
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English
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176b8470-4673-48a7-adb0-c81d2d070ac9
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