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ERIC Number: EJ136223
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1976
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Modifiers in Metaphors: Effects of Constituent Phrase Similarity on the Interpretation of Figurative Sentences
Malgady, Robert G.; Johnson, Michael G.
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 5, 1, 43-52, Jan 76
Investigates the effects of adding adjective modifiers to the nouns constituting metaphorical sentences. It is found that different patterns of adjective modification influenced constituent phrase similarity, and such differences were consistent with changes in metaphor goodness and interpretability. Available from Plenum Publishing Corp., 227 W. 17th St., New York, NY 10011. (Author/RM)
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