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Similarity is closeness: Using distributional semantic spaces to model similarity in visual and linguistic metaphors

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The semantic similarity that characterizes two terms aligned in a metaphor is here analysed through a corpus-based distributional semantic space. We compare and contrast two samples of metaphors, representative of visual and linguistic modality of expressions respectively. Popular theories of metaphor claim that metaphors transcend their modality to influence conceptual structures, thus suggesting that different modalities of expression would typically express the same conceptual metaphors. H...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1515/cllt-2016-0061

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Medieval & Modern Lang Fac
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Grant:
Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship, awarded to Dr. MB (COGVIM no. 629076 – Project Acronym: COGVIM; Call identifier FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IEF)
Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory Journal website
Volume:
15
Issue:
1
Pages:
101–137
Publication date:
2017-02-24
Acceptance date:
2016-11-15
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EISSN:
1613-7035
ISSN:
1613-7027
Pubs id:
pubs:738044
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uri:a0054aa3-d6c7-4da2-b936-fbabb2702931
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uuid:a0054aa3-d6c7-4da2-b936-fbabb2702931
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pubs:738044

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