Figurative language, resembling verbal irony, metaphor, hyperbole, idioms, and other kinds is an more and more very important subfield in the empirical research of language comprehension and use. Figurative Language Comprehension: Social and Cultural Influences is an edited scholarly ebook that ties jointly fresh examine in regards to the social and cultural affects on figurative language cognition. those impacts contain gender, cultural adjustments, financial prestige, and inter-group results, between others. the consequences those affects have on people's use, comprehension, or even processing of figurative language, include the most subject matter of this quantity. No different e-book deals this sort of examine the social and cultural affects on an entire kin of figurative varieties at a number of degrees of cognition.
This quantity is of serious curiosity to students and execs within the disciplines of social and cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, and moment language acquisition, in addition to cognitive and different fields of linguistics the place students have pursuits in pragmatics, metaphor, image, discourse, and narrative. a few wisdom of the empirical and experimental tools utilized in language learn, in addition to a few familiarity with theories underlying the use, comprehension, and processing of figurative language will be priceless to readers of this book.