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By Klaus-Uwe Panther (ed.), Linda L. Thornburg (ed.)

Lately, conceptual metonymy has been well-known as a cognitive phenomenon that's as primary as metaphor for reasoning and the development of which means. The completely revised chapters within the current quantity originated as shows in a workshop geared up by means of the editors for the seventh foreign Pragmatics convention held in Budapest in 2000. They represent, in response to an nameless reviewer, ''an fascinating contribution to either cognitive linguistics and pragmatics.'' The contributions goal to bridge the distance, and inspire dialogue, among cognitive linguists and students operating in a realistic framework. issues comprise the metonymic foundation of explicature and implicature, the function of metonymically-based inferences in speech act and discourse interpretation, the pragmatic which means of grammatical buildings, the effect of metonymic mappings on and their interplay with grammatical constitution, the function of metonymic inferencing and implicature in linguistic switch, and the comparability of metonymic rules throughout languages and diversified cultural settings.

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