ANT253 Final Lecture:
Metonymy entails the use of a conceptual entity within a domain to represent the
There is a dynamic interaction between brain processing of language, and the
environment as dictating it.
Metaphor: interaction of meaning Love and Taste = chocolate
Metonymy: ‘part of the whole’ example. ‘ Get your butt over here!’ why this part
of the body? Laziness. Metonymy generates itself.
Example: ‘Hollywood’ is a metonym for US film industry and
actors/actresses. Metonym is a word that is representative of a concept by
The face is the person:
1. hes just another pretty face.
2. There are an awful lot of faces in the audience.
3. We need some new faces around here.
People as individuals are defined through faces, not other parts of the bod