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Metaphor and Mental Duality

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Given certain premises, there are both empirical and logical reasons for expecting a certain division of labor in the processing of information by the human brain: a functional bifurcation into what may be called, to a first approximation, "verbal" and "nonverbal" modes of information- processing. This dichotomy is not quite satisfactory, however, for metaphor, which in its most common guise is a literary, and hence a fortiori a "verbal" phenomenon, may in fact be more a function of the "nonverbal" than the "verbal" mode.

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Harnad, Stevan, (1982) Metaphor and Mental Duality Simon, T. and Scholes, R (eds.) In Language, Mind and Brain. Erbaum., 189 - 211.

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Published date: 1982
Additional Information: Address: Hillsdale NJ
Venue - Dates: Language, Mind and Brain, 1982-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 250384
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/250384
PURE UUID: 7314738b-4132-412f-b903-a6fd989743ae

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Date deposited: 23 Feb 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:42

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Author: Stevan Harnad
Editor: T. Simon
Editor: R Scholes

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