NU Ideas Volume 2, Number 1


Nagoya University Multidisciplinary Journal

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In opposition to the classical theory that treated synecdoche as a subtype of metonymy, we distinguished synecdoche from metonymy as an independent trope, because synecdoche reflects a kind of relation between categories and is characterized by our cognitive ability of schematization, while metonymy reflects a part of relation and is characterized by our reference-point ability. Therefore, they should be two different types of tropes, although they share some similarities. We also examined the definition and classification of synecdoche.

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