By Réka Benczes
Metaphorical and metonymical compounds – novel and lexicalised ones alike – are remarkably considerable in language. but how do we make sure while utilizing an expression comparable to land fishing in order to talk about steel detecting, the referent might be instantly understood no matter if the hearer had no longer been formerly conversant in the compound? for this reason, this ebook units out to discover no matter if the semantics of metaphorical and metonymical noun–noun mixtures will be systematically analysed inside of a theoretical framework, the place systematicity relates to regularities in either the cognitive processes and the products of those methods, that's, the compounds themselves. subsidized up by way of fresh psycholinguistic proof, the ebook convincingly demonstrates that such compounds should not semantically opaque because it has been previously claimed: they could in truth be analysed and accounted for inside of a cognitive linguistic framework, by way of the mixed program of metaphor, metonymy, mixing, profile determinacy and schema conception; and characterize the inventive and associative notice formation procedures that we often follow in daily language.