Mind and Language 21 (3):404–433 (2006)

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Deirdre Wilson
University College London
Robyn Anne Carston
University College London
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The interpretation of metaphorical utterances often results in the attribution of emergent properties, which are neither standardly associated with the individual constituents in isolation nor derivable by standard rules of semantic composition. An adequate pragmatic account of metaphor interpretation must explain how these properties are derived. Using the framework of relevance theory, we propose a wholly inferential account, and argue that the derivation of emergent properties involves no special interpretive mechanisms not required for the interpretation of ordinary, literal utterances.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0017.2006.00284.x
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