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Without Metaphor. Metaphor in the Light of Intentional Semantics

Author(s): Aleksander Kiklewicz
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Dom Wydawniczy ELIPSA
Keywords: Metaphor; Intetional Semantics; Semantyka; semantyka intensjonalna; metafora;

Summary/Abstract: The article describes linguistic metaphor from the point of view of modal and intentional semantics. The author analyzes the essentials of the theory of possible worlds by J. Hintikki, particularly such notions as the first and the second language, suggesting attitude, ontological adverb et al. The latter part of the article offers an analysis of possible interpretations of linguistic utterances in the aspect of deontic modality. Thus the sphere of realization of linguistic metaphors is reduced as opposed to interpretation of unconventional lexical idiomatic as a realization of specific "exotic" points of view, or of intentional suggesting attitudes. The study is based on the source of facts of contemporary Polish excerpted from the press and artistic literary texts.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 41-51
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish