By Jeannette Littlemore
'Metonymy' is a kind of figurative language utilized in daily dialog, a kind of shorthand that enables us to exploit our shared wisdom to speak with fewer phrases than we might in a different way want. 'I'll pencil you in' and 'let me provide you with a hand' are either examples of metonymic language. Metonymy serves a variety of communicative features corresponding to textual team spirit, humour, irony, euphemism and hyperbole - all of which play a key function within the improvement of language and discourse groups. utilizing actual facts all through, this publication exhibits how metonymy operates, not only in language, but additionally in gesture, signal language, artwork, tune, movie and ads. It explores the function of metonymy in cross-cultural communique, in addition to the demanding situations it offers to language newbies and translators. perfect for researchers and scholars in linguistics and literature, in addition to academics and basic readers drawn to the artwork of conversation.