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ERIC Number: ED181426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Metaphors. Technical Report No. 154.
Ortony, Andrew
A number of issues relating to metaphor are discussed in this report. Offering an account of what makes metaphors "metaphorical" (a way of understanding what metaphors are), the report also discusses some of the psychological processes associated with the comprehension of metaphor (how the understanding of metaphors might come about). The report deals with a number of questions, including: What are metaphors? How do they work? Why are they important in literature? Are they important in nonliterary language? What is involved in appreciating a metaphor? What is involved in producing one? What are the constraints on the development of the comprehension and production of metaphors by children? It answers these and other questions by first proposing a theory of metaphor and then working out some of its implications. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; National Academy of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.