Using Lexical Functions to Discover Metaphors

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorThierry Fontenelle
TitleUsing Lexical Functions to Discover Metaphors
AbstractThis paper deals with the construction of a collocational database and with the potential applications of such a database in general and applied linguistics. The starting point of the database is the machine-readable version of the Collins-Robert dictionary (Atkins & Duval 1978/1987): this dictionary has been chosen because of the wealth of information it contains on various types of co-occurrence properties (collocations, selection restrictions, etc). The first part of the paper describes the various types of information contained in our database; the second part focuses on one potential application and shows how new metaphors can be discovered by analyzing the content of the database.
SessionPART 2 - The way words work together / combinatorics
author = {Thierry Fontenelle},
title = {Using Lexical Functions to Discover Metaphors},
pages = {271-278},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 6th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1994},
month = {aug-sep},
date = {30-3},
address = {Amsterdam, the Netherlands},
editor = {Willy Martin, Willem Meijs, Margreet Moerland, Elsemiek ten Pas, Piet van Sterkenburg & Piek Vossen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {90-900-7537-2},