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metonymy

 [mĕ-ton´ĭ-me]
a disturbance of language seen in schizophrenia in which an inappropriate but related term is used instead of the correct one.

me·ton·y·my

(mĕ-ton'i-mē)
Imprecise or circumscribed labeling of objects or events, characteristic of the language disturbance of people with schizophrenia; e.g., the patient speaks of having had a "menu" rather than a "meal."
[meta- + G. onyma, name]

metonymy

(mĕ-tŏn′ĭ-mē) [Gr. meta, after, beyond, over, + onyma, name]
1. In rhetoric, a figure of speech in which one word is used for another, related one (e.g., “crown” for “king, ” “queen, ” “monarch, ” or “sovereign”).
2. In psychiatry, mental confusion exhibited in some schizophrenic disorders in which an imprecise but loosely related term is used for the correct one (e.g., “rifle” for “war, ” or “apple” for “ball”).
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By interweaving personal stories and meditations on the works of other artists and the events of the day in Metonymy in Contemporary Art, Green crafts a fascinating narrative that has something of the character and spontaneity of her paintings.
The risk is that "the Power" will be taken as a metonymy endorsing "large codes of fraud and woe." But the poem proceeds by reminding us that though "the Power" can be named, this does not mean that it can be known.
In cognitive grammar, metaphor and metonymy can be treated as modes of semantic extension, even though they have not been a central focus in this framework as they are in the more general cognitive linguistic literature (cf., Langacker 1993, 1999).
The student logarithm map revealed in Figure 6 is the direct result of generative metonymy, mediational inadequacy, and is void of conceptual essence.
I would want to argue that our desire to be clear, to be unambiguous, to be unfalsifiably 'right' has locked MR into speaking and thinking metonymy; and that this is one of the major reasons we do not engage with the imagination and emotions of either our clients or the outside world.
The paper first gives a brief overview of how conceptual metonymy is defined in cognitive linguistics (section 2).
This review includes consideration of the problems of translation: kinaya is not quite the same thing as "metonymy" or "periphrasis" and Hussein is clear that he is, in effect, rewriting English critical vocabulary for his purposes: "we will use the term 'synecdoche' as synonymous for the 'loose trope;' although synecdoche basically covers only one type--the most familiar type--of the loose trope: viz.
Prva njegova knjiga, Metonymy in Grammar: Towards Motivating Extensions of Grammatical Categories and Constructions (Filozofski fakultet, Osijek, 2007.), otvara pitanje meduodnosa metonimije i gramatike, a kao temu za buduca istraPivanja naglaUava upravo utjecaj gramatickih procesa na ogranicavanje metonimijskih procesa, cime se, medu ostalim, bavi u netom izdanoj knjizi.
In the cognitive view, metaphor, metonymy and image schemas occupy a central role in our conceptual structure.
whole" (synecdoche), then one might begin to coordinate the scalar logics of "distant reading" via the rubric of metonymy.
Part of the fatigue of belatedness is a fatigue with figuration itself, and Keniston does a marvelous job of showing how the poetics of belatedness that she articulates is premised upon a large-scale shift from metaphor to metonymy, with Howe's work in particular standing as a model of a poetics that might sublimate and transform belatedness rather than symptomatize it or stage it formally.
Metonymy and metaphor identification: methological issues