Paper: Dimensions of Metaphorical Meaning

ACL ID W14-4721
Title Dimensions of Metaphorical Meaning
Venue Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
Session
Year 2014
Authors

Recent work suggests that concreteness and imageability play an important role in the mean- ings of figurative expressions. We investigate this idea in several ways. First, we try to define more precisely the context within which a figurative expression may occur, by parsing a corpus annotated for metaphor. Next, we add both concreteness and imageability as ?features? to the parsed metaphor corpus, by marking up words in this corpus using a psycholinguistic database of scores for concreteness and imageability. Finally, we carry out detailed statistical analyses of the augmented version of the original metaphor corpus, cross-matching the features of concreteness and imageability with others in the corpus such as parts of speech and dependency relations, in order to investigate in detail the...