Bidirectionality and Metaphor

Chanita Goodblatt (Editor), Joseph Glicksohn (Editor)

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Contributors to this issue discuss bidirectionality in metaphor from the perspective of various disciplines—semiotics, linguistics and psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, computer science, and literary criticism. Its objectives are fivefold: to set out the intellectual history of the concept of bidirectionality; to demonstrate the interdisciplinarity of current scholarship and research in metaphor; to highlight different methods of research; to analyze bidirectionality with respect to visual metaphor, verbal metaphor, and adjacent phenomena such as simile, synesthesia, and analogy; and to chart out paths for future research based on the scholarship presented here.
Original languageEnglish GB
Number of pages211
JournalPoetics Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • figures of speech
  • metaphor
  • cognitive approach


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