Jr. Raymond W. Gibbs's scientific contributions

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Interpreting Figurative Meaning critically evaluates the recent empirical work from psycholinguistics and neuroscience examining the successes and difficulties associated with interpreting figurative language. There is now a huge, often contradictory literature on how people understand figures of speech. Gibbs and Colston argue that there may not b...

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... Metaphoric language is closely tied to how we use embodied experiences to communicate and reason about aspects of abstract phenomena, i.e., our use of conceptual metaphors (Gibbs, 2007;Gibbs & Colston, 2012;Lakoff & Johnson, 1980, 1999. Conceptual metaphors arise from the reality that we exist in, forming experiential correlations between our perceptions of everyday experiences (e.g., motion, temperature or height) -termed the source domain -and perceptions of abstract phenomena (e.g., time, comfort or quantity) -termed the target domain (e.g. ...
... Since providing complete references for these aspects of phraseological research would exceed the scope of this article, the reader is referred to recent review articles of psycholinguistic and computational phraseology, cf. Gibbs and Colston (2007), Häcki Buhofer (2007), Heid (2007 Heid ( , 2008), Moon (2007) and Sailer (2007). The following list gives an overview of the phenomena commonly regarded as MWEs. ...
... These are all very frequent, as they all constitute a part of the stopwords from NLTK's corpus package (https://www.nltk.org/_modules/nltk/corpus.html; last accessed on 21 December 2021). When present in utterances, they often manifest the underlying image schemata well known from the Conceptual Metaphor Theory first popularized by Lakoff and Johnson in [54] and further described in detail by other authors, for example by Gibbs in [55]. Admittedly, the choice of the words from the outside of the major parts of speech category is subjective and could be made differently. ...