A short history of the concept of metonymy
Bogusław Bierwiaczonek [+]
University of Częstochowa
Bogusław Bierwiaczonek is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Częstochowa in Poland. His most recent publications include Studies in Cognitive Semantics (co-edited with Anna Turula, Wydawnictwo WSL, 2010) and Syntax in Cognitive Grammar (co-edited with Bożena Cetnarowska and Anna Turula, Wydawnictwo WSL, 2011).
The chapter starts with explaining the word "metonymy" and presenting some classical views on the concept. Moreover, the modern conceptual theory of metonymy is discussed, as well as views on metonymy and cognitive domains.