Developmental Perspectives on Metaphor: A Special Issue of metaphor and Symbolic Activity (Hardback)Ellen Winner (editor)
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In the past decade, research into the development of figurative language has broadened considerably in scope. Efforts have been underway to demonstrate the cognitive underpinnings of the ability to make sense of figurative language and to demonstrate the role of metaphor and its cousin, analogy, in the development of cognition.
Metaphor is now considered to be a central aspect of language and thought and thus a crucial variable in cognitive development. The articles in this issue support the claim that no longer can any theory of language acquisition afford to ignore how children are able to recognize the distinction between what is said and what is meant and how they are able to grasp what is meant when people say things they do not mean.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 92
Weight: 136 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm