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Textual Metonymy

A Semiotic Approach

  • Authors

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Abdul Gabbar Mohammed Al-Sharafi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Abdul Gabbar Mohammed Al-Sharafi
    Pages 5-34
  4. Abdul Gabbar Mohammed Al-Sharafi
    Pages 35-79
  5. Abdul Gabbar Mohammed Al-Sharafi
    Pages 80-108
  6. Abdul Gabbar Mohammed Al-Sharafi
    Pages 109-135
  7. Abdul Gabbar Mohammed Al-Sharafi
    Pages 136-183
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 184-226

About this book


Textual Metonymy employs a theoretical framework combining rhetoric, figurative theory and textlinguistics. In the process, a very full historical account of treatments of metonymy from classical traditions up to the present time is given and critiqued. The author proposes a semiotic approach to the treatment of metonymy, on the basis of which a textual model of metonymy as a process of representation is developed to account for text cohesion and text coherence.


coherence cohesion semiotics

About the authors

ABDUL GABBAR AL-SHARAFI completed his PhD at the University of Durham before taking up a lectureship at the English Teaching Unit, University of Qatar.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Textual Metonymy
  • Book Subtitle A Semiotic Approach
  • Authors A. Al-Sharafi
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Language & Linguistics Collection Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4039-1332-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-51185-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4039-3890-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 226
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Semiotics
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