Monday, November 7, 2011

Sardinha: "Metaphor probabilities in corpora" (2008)

In his contribution to Confronting Metaphor in Use, Tony Sardinha argues that metaphor researchers should care more about the probabilities that a given word will be used metaphorically in a given corpus genre.

To illustrate his ideas, he reports a large number of metaphor probabilities taken from a highly specialized corpus of Brazilian Portuguese.

The article cites three interesting sources that are quite alien to metaphor theory proper:

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