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Author Plata, Anna,
Title The poetics of time : metaphors and blends in language and literature / Anna Piata.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2018]

Author Plata, Anna,
Series Figurative Thought and Language Ser. ; v.3
Figurative Thought and Language Ser.
Subject Space and time in language.
Time in literature.
Greek language, Modern -- Style.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents TIme, cognition, and poetics -- The conceptual structure of time in MG -- Creative metaphors of time -- Highly creative metaphors of time -- Non-metaphorical figurative expressions of time -- Time from metaphor and beyond?
Summary How does the concept of time, elusive and inconceivable as it may be, lend itself to verbal creativity? Is it possible to trace something like a "poetics of time"? This book embarks on this endeavor initiated by the assumption that verbal creativity can shed some new light on our understanding of time, challenging everyday linguistic patterns and manipulating mental representations in unforeseen ways. Drawing on empirical evidence from Modern Greek poetry, the book offers a unified account of time conceptualization along a continuum of various degrees of non-conventionality. It also shows, unlike what has been traditionally assumed in the literature, that creativity in the expression of time is not limited to metaphor but extends to other figurative tropes that are perhaps specific to poetry. Poetry thus transpires as an ideal testing frame for exploring temporal cognition and meaning construction alike.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 08, 2018).
ISBN 9789027264664 (electronic book)
902726466X (electronic book)
OCLC # 1019844769
Additional Format Print version: Plata, Anna author. Poetics of time. Amsterdam : Philadelphia : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018 9789027209870 (DLC) 2017045526

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