Figurative Language

Figurative Language

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Gernsbacher, M.A., Keysar, B., Robertson, R., & Werner, N.K. (2001). The role of suppression and enhancement in understanding metaphors. Journal of Memory and Language, 45(3), 433-450. Link

Keysar, B., Shen, Y., Glucksberg, S., & Horton, W.S. (2000). Conventional language: How metaphorical is it? Journal of Memory and Language, 43(4), 576-593. Link

Keysar, B. (2000). The illusory transparency of intention: Does June understand what Mark means because he means it? Discourse Processes, 29(2), 161-172. Link

Keysar, B., & Bly, B. (1999). Swimming against the current: Do idioms reflect conceptual structure? Journal of Pragmatics, 31, 1559-1578. Link

Keysar, B., & Henly, A. (1995). The revival of idioms. [A review of the book: Idioms: Processing, Structure, and Interpretation.] American Journal of Psychology, 125, 305-310. Link

Keysar, B., & Bly, B. (1995). Intuitions of the transparency of idioms: Can one keep a secret by spilling the beans. Journal of Memory and Language, 34, 89-109. Link

Keysar, B. (1994). Discourse context effects: Metaphorical and literal interpretations. Discourse Processes, 8(3), 247-269. Link

Glucksberg, S., Keysar, B., & McGlone, M.S. (1992). Metaphor understanding and accessing conceptual schema: Reply to Gibbs (1992). Psychological Review, 99(3), 578-581. Link

Keysar, B., & Glucksberg, S. (1992). Metaphors and communication. Poetics Today, 13(4), 633-658. Link

Glucksberg, S., & Keysar, B. (1990). Understanding metaphorical comparisons: Beyond similarity. Psychological Review, 97(1), 3-18. Link

Keysar, B. (1989). On the functional equivalence of literal and metaphorical interpretations in discourse. Journal of Memory and Language, 28(4), 375-385. Link