Textual Metonymy employs a theoretical framework combining rhetoric, figurative theory and textlinguistics. In the process, a full historical account of treatments of metonymy, incorporating the Western and Arabic classical traditions, up to the present time is given and critiqued. The author proposes an original semiotic approach to a more comprehensive treatment of metonymy, on the basis of which a textual model of metonymy as a process of representation is developed. The textual model is applied to a range of example texts to account for their coherence and cohesion. A book to interest researchers and students of semiotics, cognitive linguistics, literary interpretation, rhetoric and stylistics.

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