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By Markus Tendahl

A scary new method of how we comprehend metaphors completely evaluating and contrasting the claims made via relevance theorists and cognitive linguists. The ensuing hybrid conception indicates the complementarity of many positions in addition to the necessity and danger of attaining a broader and extra real looking concept of our understanding.

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Assumption (20) is an interim inference based on (17) to (19). Assumption (21) again is an assumption that has probably been represented before and assumption (22) follows from (21). The overall conclusion in (23) takes into account the premises sketched in (17) to (22) and must be regarded as a manifest assumption that probably has not been represented before. com - licensed to Taiwan eBook Consortium - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-02 The Relevance-Theory Approach to Metaphor 23 A Hybrid Theory of Metaphor have been represented before, as for example assumptions (20) or (22).

Sperber 2000b: 3) Wilson (2000: 413–14) mentions a type of metarepresentation in which ‘the higher-order representation is an utterance or thought and the lowerorder representation is an abstract representation’ (italics in original), where abstract representations would be sentence types, utterance types, propositions, names, words and concepts. However, research on metarepresentation leaves out the following types of representation (examples are taken from Sperber 2000c): (39) (40) Bill had a thought.

Gary also saw that the referee was distracted and that he did not witness the goal. If Gary’s mind-reading abilities have developed in a normal way, he will furthermore form the metarepresentation in (43), which is different from his own assumption: (43) The referee does not know that Ruud scored a goal. If, however, Gary’s mind-reading abilities have not developed correctly, he might form the metarepresentation expressed in (44) attributing his own representation to the referee:8 (44) The referee knows that Ruud scored a goal.

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