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    Duration as Length Vs Amount in English and Spanish: A Corpus Study.Daniel Alcaraz Carrion & Javier Valenzuela - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (2):74-84.
    Previous psycholinguistic studies have suggested that English and Spanish express temporal duration through different metaphors. English tends to use the time-as-length metaphor (e.g. I have been w...
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    Irony and Sarcasm.Natalia Banasik-Jemielniak - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (2):116-118.
    Verbal irony is used daily in social interactions, fulfilling various functions in human communication. As much as about 8% of all conversational turns among English-speaking friends living in the...
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  3. The Influence of Speaker Pitch on Inferring Semantic Valence.Hayden Barber & Torsten Reimer - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (2):63-73.
    Research on metaphors has shown that individuals form associations between the verticality, brightness, and distance of stimuli and their valence. Building on the literature on conceptual metaphor...
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    Back to the Poem: A Call for A Special Issue on the Poetics of Metaphor.Herbert L. Colston, Carina Rasse & Albert Katz - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (2):61-62.
    On January 1, 2020, I, started my term as the new Editor in Chief of Metaphor and Symbol. I wanted to inaugurate that moment with a short editorial piece in the journal seeking t...
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    A Metaphor is Not Like a Simile: Reading-Time Evidence for Distinct Interpretations for Negated Tropes.Carlos Roncero, Roberto G. De Almeida, Laura Pissani & Iola Patalas - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (2):85-98.
    Studies have suggested that metaphors and similes have distinct representations: metaphors engender more figurative and abstract properties, whereas s...
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  6. Is the Social Unrest Like COVID-19 or Is COVID-19 Like the Social Unrest? A Case Study of Source-Target Reversibility.Dennis Tay - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (2):99-115.
    Hong Kong is undergoing two overlapping crises: social unrest over anti-government protests, and COVID-19. The media has linked these events in both objective and subjective ways. While some liken...
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    Metaphors of Depression. Studying First Person Accounts of Life with Depression Published in Blogs.Marta Coll-Florit, Salvador Climent, Marco Sanfilippo & Eulàlia Hernández-Encuentra - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (1):1-19.
    This work analyzes the conceptual metaphors of depression in a corpus of 23 blogs written in Catalan by people suffering major depressive disorder. Its main aim was comparative, in order to check w...
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    “Holy Cow, My Irony Detector Just Exploded!” Calling Out Irony During The Coronavirus Pandemic.Raymond W. Gibbs - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (1):45-60.
    One of the compelling events during the 2020 spring coronavirus pandemic is the extent to which people call-out “irony” in regard to the speech and actions of other individuals, as well as, in some...
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    Factors That Influence the Processing of Noun-Noun Metaphors.Juana Park, Faria Sana, Christina L. Gagné & Thomas L. Spalding - 2021 - Metaphor and Symbol 36 (1):20-44.
    We analyzed the processing of noun-noun metaphors, which have been relatively understudied, compared to other types of figurative expressions, such as X is Y metaphors (e.g., He...
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