Some reflections on metaphoric processing: a move toward a meta-sign formulation
Journal/Book: New Idea Psychol. 1999; 17: the Boulevard Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford Ox5 1GB, England. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. 41-54.
Abstract: A metaphor always connects two domains in a way that goes beyond our ordinary category structure. It may be defined a tension - resolvable contextual anomaly with emphasis on mental imagery as an essential constituent of most everyday metaphors. It has been suggested that the main function of metaphor is not dependent solely on the structure or on the alignment of logical relations, but on the implicational and psycho-semiotic transmission of information which brings the direction of processing of the two sides Of communication close to each other.
Note: Article Ghassemzadeh H, POB 13185-1137, Tehran, IRAN
Keyword(s): metaphor; meta-sign; psycho-semiotic system; mental imagery; MENTAL-IMAGERY