Bidirectionality and Metaphor: An Introduction

Chanita Goodblatt, Joseph Glicksohn

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The authors first present the interaction theory of metaphor, emphasizing its notion of bidirectionality. They then discuss the relationship between bidirectionality and blending, making explicit the different expectations regarding bidirectionality deriving from interaction theory and blending theory. With this as a suitable background for this special issue on bidirectionality in metaphor, the authors then provide a brief introduction to each of the essays that appear in the issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalPoetics Today
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2017


  • Blending
  • Cognition
  • Gestalt
  • Interaction theory
  • Tension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Literature and Literary Theory


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