Metaphor in Discourse

Nicholas Asher and Alex Lascarides

This paper focuses on metaphor and the interpretation of metaphor in a discourse setting. There have been several accounts put forward by eminent philosophers of language Max Black, John Searle and Donald Davidson, among others--but none of them are satisfactory. They offer a few rules for metaphoric interpretation, but many of them are redundant, and they form a list without much coherence.

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